Garo Paylan files lawsuit against Turkish nationalists over hate speech against Armenians

Garo Paylan, a member of the Turkish Parliament of Armenian descent, has filed a complaint against the Grey Wolves Turkish nationalist organization.

Mmebers of the organization took to the streets immediately after the German recognition of the Armenian Genocide on June 2. About 200 protesters rallied in front of the German Consulate in Istanbul waving Turkish and Azerbaijani flags and chanting “The best Armenian is the dead Armenian.”

“These slogans constitute obvious public expressions of hate speech, open threats to Armenians. I have filed a lawsuit to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office against these hate crimes,” Garo Paylan said.

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