"Turkish protest over genocide conference
Nicholas Watt, European editor
Monday September 26, 2005
Turkey avoided a damaging row with the EU on free speech at the weekend when a conference on the Armenian genocide was finally held in Istanbul after the organisers circumvented a court ban.
With a week to go until Turkey opens formal membership talks with the EU, academics broke new ground by discussing the extent of the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish troops from 1915-23."
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