YO! IT"S GENOCIDE! From the MEMRI blog
Stallone's Proposed Film on Armenian Genocide Angers Turks
The Turkish daily Zaman reported today that American actor Sylvester Stallone's possible screen adaptation of a controversial novel on the Armenian genocide has Turks in an uproar.
The U.K. daily Independent reported that the film, based on Austrian author Franz Werfelâ's 1934 novel The Forty Days of Musa Daghâ, has attracted the wrath of the Turkish community in Hollywood.
The Armenian issue has long been a contentious topic in Turkey, which claims the 1915 events were not genocide. The Association for the Struggle Against Armenian Genocide Acknowledgement is attempting to block production of the film.