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Turkey’s ambassador to Sweden on Monday said he will not attend the Nobel prize awards ceremony due to the literature award being given to writer Peter Handke, who denies the 1992-1995 Bosnian genocide.

Hakki Emre Yunt told Anadolu Agency that although he was invited to the ceremony, he would not attend it due to Handke’s admiration for former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who died in 2006 at the international tribunal in The Hague on trial for war crimes and genocide.

Separately, Albania’s embassy in Stockholm announced that the country’s ambassador would not attend the ceremony slated for Dec. 10

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