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Source: The Holy See in the Italian

Headline: ASIA / TURKEY – Controversy over a Docu-film dedicated to the “Islamized” Armenians after the 1915 massacres

Istanbul – The documentary “the hidden Cross”, produced and produced by the two journalists Altan Sancar and Serhat Temel, which traces the life of the “Islamized” Armenians after the 1915 massacres in the Diyarbakir region, was screened in public for the first time last June 16, at the Diyarbakir Congress Center, belonging to the City Council. After the screening, the documentary became the target of a series of critical articles published in the Turkish Islamist daily Yeni Akit, which began to denigrate the film by presenting it as an anti-Turkish operation inspired by pro-Western circles connected also to the neighboring Kurdish groups at the PKK: “The pro-PKK circles” wrote Yeni Akit about the documentary “support the West’s thesis and blame Turkey for committing the Armenian genocide. These circles, which want to tell the exodus of 1915 as a massacre of Armenians, help and facilitate those who are trying to corner Turkey abroad. The director Altan Sancar, who introduces himself as a nephew of an Armenian, is supports the thesis of the genocide in his film “The hidden cross”. The same Sancar has announced on his Twitter account the intention to: initiate a legal proceeding against the newspaper Yeni Akit, pointing to the Islamist daily newspaper as the person responsible for any future attacks on him or his colleague Serhat Temel.

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