Friday, November 10, 2006

Denmark Asks Turkey for more Evidence on Roj TV

By Mehmet Gokce, Cihan News Agency, Diyarbakir
Thursday, November 09, 2006

Evidence sent to Denmark in regard to Roj TV, was found insufficient and incredible by Danish officials.

Finding Ankara's documents unsatisfactory, Denmark asked for more evidence, whereupon Turkey is reported to have prepared a whole new file on Roj TV and had it delivered to Danish judicial authorities via the Danish Foreign Ministry. Danish officials said that a new lawsuit would be opened only after the reassessment of the case in light of the new evidence Turkey sent. Denmark is expected to reach a verdict on Roj TV next year. Turkish officials had previously warned Danish authorities in November 2005 against Roj TV and asked for its immediate suspension. In December 2005, 56 mayors belonging to the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) wrote a letter to Danish Prime Minister Anders Fog Rasmussen asking him not to pull the plug on the Denmark-based Roj TV Station. After this appeal to the Danish prime minister, the mayors were indicted in Turkey.


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