Private: Terrorists Threaten Ararat

The CBC reports that the Turkish release of Atom Egoyan’s film Ararat has been cancelled:

A Turkish extremist group has published a statement on its website threatening theatre owners who screen the film, which examines the impact of the Armenian genocide by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. Turkey has long denied responsibility for the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, and extremists strongly oppose any discussion of the issue.

“People who dare show the movie…should not forget that there is a price for enmity towards the Turks,” reads the statement from Ulku Ocaklari, a far-right national party.