Intel denies blacklisting
PARIS - HürriyetFrench intelligence has denied a media report that it prepared a report on Turkish associations attending a rally against an Armenian “genocide” bill on Jan. 21, according to a Turkish embassy official.
Engin Solakoğlu, a spokesman for the Turkish Embassy in Paris, said the embassy asked the French Interior Ministry whether France’s Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI) had prepared such a report, blacklisting Turkish groups at the rally.
“[The Interior Ministry] told us that this report does not belong to DCRI. We asked them to state that officially. It is obvious who prepared this ugly report, the target of which is clear. It is obvious that this has come from circles that want to vitiate the rally,” Solakoğlu told daily Hürriyet.