Turkey – an example of 'de facto' memory laws

While Turkey is well-known for prosecuting statements about the Armenian genocide, there are no laws stating those goals explicitly. This recalls the situation in Germany before 1994 and France before 1990, when there were prosecutions of Holocaust deniers without Holocaust denial laws. In both countries such laws were eventually adopted. This raises a question: why doesn’t Turkey have a law explicitly banning certain assertion about the past? The presentation aims at answering this question.