May 25 2005
Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek yesterday accused of `treason’ a
group of Turkish academics organizing a conference in Istanbul to
question Turkey’s official position on the mass killings of Armenians
under the Ottoman Empire, the Anatolia news agency reported. `This is
a stab in the back to the Turkish nation… this is irresponsibility,’
Anatolia quoted Cicek as saying at a parliamentary debate.