VIDEO: French-Armenian protester throws juice on Turkey’s Paris ambassador
PARISTurkish Ambassador to France Hakkı Akil was attacked with a cup of pomegranate juice by a French-Armenian protester on March 2.
The protester threw juice on Akil during his talk on “Secularism in Turkey and France” at the faculty of law at Paris Descartes University. The attacker, who is not a student, was quickly detained by security.
After the attack, Akil told Turkey’s Cihan news agency that the protester was a French citizen of Armenian descent, adding that the French police had identified him.
When asked whether he expects such attacks to increase on the eve of April 24, the centennial of the 1915 events, Akil said it “should be asked to the [Armenian] diaspora.”
“An increase would not be surprising,” he added.