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The Zurich public prosecutor's office has launched an initial investigation into Egemen Bagis, Turkey's European Union minister, over alleged racist remarks.

At a Zurich concert on his way home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bagis reportedly told journalists that there had been no Armenian genocide and that the Swiss authorities could come and arrest him if they wanted to.

Such comments are in violation of Switzerland's anti-racism laws. The public prosecutor of canton Zurich is now looking into the matter to determine whether Bagis has indeed committed a criminal offence.


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