It would be funny if it weren’t genocide denial… okay, maybe it’s still funny.
Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis, clearly a genius, challenged France while he was in Switzerland by stating publicly:
“We are today in Switzerland and I am saying the 1915 incidents were not a genocide. Let them come and arrest me,”
What is funny about this is that the French law is not on the books at this point, but guess what, Switzerland’s is! This chicken appears to have been ignorant of that fact, and was trying to posture by denying the Armenian genocide outside of France’s borders.
Swiss prosecutors have launched an initial investigation to see whether Turkey’s EU minister breached the law by denying that the mass killings of Armenians a century ago were genocide. Under Swiss law it is a crime to deny that the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War One constituted an act of genocide.
Egemen, there’s a saying in English… be careful what you wish for.