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Video: Protester throws juice at Turkey's ambassador in Paris

A protester throws a cup of pomegranate juice at Turkey’s ambassador to France, Hakkı Akil, on Monday March 2, 2015
A protester throws a cup of pomegranate juice at Turkey’s ambassador to France, Hakkı Akil, on Monday March 2, 2015 HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

A French-Armenian protester hurled a cup of pomegranate juice at Turkey’s ambassador to France, Hakkı Akil, as he gave a talk at a university in the French capital on Monday. The pomegranate is the symbol of Armenia.

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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.

“They have orchestrated attacks before. In Marseille and Paris, they attacked [Turkey’s] tourism offices,” he said.

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