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Armenian MP of Turkey banned from parliament

This article was published on 15 January 2017 at 04:32 AM. It has 22 views so far.

A Turkish-Armenian member of parliament was temporarily banned from Turkey’s National Assembly after he used the term genocide to describe the deaths of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago, media reported on Saturday.

Garo Paylan, a lawmaker belonging to the pro-minority Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said during a constitutional reform debate that Armenians had at one time made up 40 percent of the Turkish population and now only constituted one per mille (0.1 percent). The MPs called Paylan to speak the truth and talk about the real side of the incident happened more than 100 years ago.