Swedes Submit Zarakolu for Peace Prize: Turkish publisher favors
Members of the Swedish Parliaments have submitted Turkish human rights
defender Ragip Zarakolu as a candidate for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Zarakolu has been sentence to jail several times for articles he
published about the Armenian Genocide and about Turkey’s treatment of
its Kurdish population.
Recently Zarakolu wrote to the Turkish parliament calling on the
lawmakers to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.
`It is not only an obligation towards the victims but also a duty for
securing healthy way of thinking for the society. The acknowledgement
of the genocide will not belittle Turkey but will strengthen it,’
Zarakolu visited Armenia in February 2011.