Swedish Turkish leader resigns after ‘death to Armenians’

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(Radio Sweden) The deputy chair of Sweden’s main Turkish association has resigned after criticism of his speech at the weekend when he called for death to Armenians.

Speaking to a crowd of a few dozen in central Stockholm Barbaros Leylani called for Turks to awake, and for death to what he called “the Armenian dogs”.

The Armenian association in Sweden plans to report Barbaros Leylani to the police, says its chair Garlen Mansourian to Radio Sweden. He says this is not just important for his association, but for all of Sweden, and there needs to be zero tolerance for such statements.

He tells Radio Sweden that if similar statements kept being made then the conflict would intensify and take on another character. He says this is exactly what happened a hundred years ago.

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