A leader of a prominent Turkish association in Sweden called for the death of Armenians.
Speaking at Sergels Square in the center of the Swedish capital, Barbaros Leylani said: “Let us show Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe what Turkey stands for. We do not like blood, but we can let the blood flow when it is needed,” after stating that Armenians are dogs.
Leylani apologized claiming his comments were misunderstood.
The head of the Armenian association in Sweden, Garlen Mansourian, told Radio Sweden that there needs to be “zero tolerance” for such remarks, while he also plans to report Leylani to the police.
The nationalist Young Turks movement killed over 1.5 million Armenians in a systematic genocide that Turkey denies.