Turkey warns about geno­cide draft law

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

ANKARA: Turkey has warned France po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic re­la­tions would suf­fer grave con­se­quences if the French par­lia­ment passes a draft law mak­ing it il­le­gal to deny the 1915 mass killing of Ar­me­ni­ans in the Ot­toman Em­pire was geno­cide.

French pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Sarkozy, a vo­cal critic of Turkey’s bid to join the EU, told Turkey in Oc­to­ber un­less it recog­nised the killings as geno­cide, France would con­sider mak­ing de­nial a crime.

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