California moves to divest from Turkey over Armenian Genocide despite pension fund objections

The Sacramento Bee: California’s two major public pension funds could be prohibited from investing in Turkey under a proposal the state Assembly passed despite opposition from the funds.

The legislation would require the funds to halt new investments and unload existing ones if the federal government imposes sanctions on the country over the systematic killing of about 1.5 million Armenians starting in 1915, known as the Armenian Genocide.

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