Appropriate measures will be taken to prevent a so-called “Armenian genocide” board from being hung on the wall of a church in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, Ahmet Uyar, a representative of Turkey’s Patriotic Party in the Netherlands, told APA’s Turkey bureau.
The Amsterdam municipality will be sued over the incident, he noted.
“The Amsterdam municipality has permitted to hang a board symbolizing the so-called “Armenian genocide” on the church’s wall. According to the European Court of Human Rights, political institutions are not authorized to make decisions regarding historical events and symbolize them. We are working on this matter. The board is planned to be hung on April 21, which is yet another trick in itself. We will hire the most competent and objective lawyer for this case. We will issue a more detailed statement after we sue the Amsterdam municipality in a few days. Our fight against false allegations will continue in Europe,” Ahmet Uyar added.
After Turkish politician Dogu Perincek filed a lawsuit against Switzerland in June 2008, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on December 17, 2013 that the events of 1915 could not be described as "genocide". The Grand Chamber of the ECHR approved the decision on January 28, 2015 and declared that it applied to member states of the Council of Europe.