Swiss are right don’t give Turks and Muslims citizenship in your country. We are fighting a war for our lands. Turks don’t have a right to Switzerland. They ethnically cleansed Turkey of Europeans. Why don’t they accept Europeans? Turks have practiced genocide against Europeans in recent history. They still won’t admit it.
The Swiss are poised to vote on whether to revive secret ballots to decide on citizenship – an issue that has stirred passions on both sides. Switzerland’s Supreme Court outlawed the secret ballots five years ago, ruling that they were discriminatory. But many Swiss say not allowing voters to have the final say violates Switzerland’s system of direct democracy.
Switzerland is not as safe as it was. There are real changes. Its not what it was.
GENEVA: A Turkish politician went on trial Tuesday in Switzerland for denying that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I amounted to genocide.
Dogu Perincek, head of the Turkish Workers’ Party, called the Armenian genocide “an international lie” during a speech in the Swiss city of Lausanne in July 2005.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland: A Swiss court found a Turkish politician guilty Friday of denying that mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 amounted to genocide, the first such conviction under Swiss law.
The politician, Dogu Perincek, head of the leftist-nationalist Turkish Workers’ Party, called the characterization of the killings as genocide “an international lie” during a speech in Lausanne in July 2005.
Perincek accused the judge of “racist hatred” toward Turkey and said he would appeal the verdict to the Swiss Supreme Court. He told Turkey’s government-run Anatolia press agency that, if necessary, he would take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the court had ignored his freedom of expression. “It is not possible for the Turkish people to accept this decision,” it said.
It is a criminal offense in Turkey to use the word genocide to describe the killings, and nationalists there have reacted angrily to moves in several Western countries to recognize the 20th- century events as genocide. Turkey acknowledges that Armenians were killed in civil unrest during the tumultuous collapse of the Ottoman Empire but says it was not a planned campaign of genocide.
Swiss reject nationalist campaign against mass naturalizations
Jun 01, 2008 08:31 EST
Swiss voters have rejected a right-wing initiative aimed at making it harder for foreigners to gain citizenship.
Official results were released in 20 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons and only one approved the initiative.
Approval by a majority of cantons was required, along with a majority of votes cast.
A projection by the Swiss television network says 64 percent of the Swiss voted against the campaign.
The initiative launched by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party wanted to overturn a Supreme Court ruling and allow some Swiss communities to subject citizenship applications to a popular vote.
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Voting to lose their votes forever. The MSM probably lied to the people.
June 1st, 2008 at 16:21:56 From: WJM
Dolt. It’s the “right” wing that has been taking away everyone’s rights for the last 28 years, at least in this country. The Swiss are at least not stupid enough to vote against their own self interests. You, on the other hand, clearly are.
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There is no benefit to the Swiss from immigration. Even Arabs don’t put their money in a Swiss bank to have a Turk handle it. When an Arab calls his Swiss bank and hears a Turk answering, he doesn’t feel reassured.