Region 13:41 22/03/2010

Turkish actress receives death threats over pronouncing genocide

Turkish actress Pelin Batu pronounced the word genocide when speaking about 1915 events carried out in the Ottoman Empire at a Haberturk-aired program, bringing the program co-authors Murat Bardakchi and Erhan Afyoncui into fury.

The Turkish actress appeared to be in hazard due to her expression, Hurriyet reported. Batu said, she received death threats over pronouncing the word genocide.
Note that with her mother being of Albanian decent, Pelin Batu is the daughter of a resigned Turkish diplomat and former parliamentarian Inal Batu.

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