Saturday, December 24, 2011

Turkey accuses France of committing genocide in Algeria

[ via The Independent ] 24 Dec

In a tit for tat move, Turkey responded to French genocide allegations with a charge of its own yesterday, accusing France of committing genocide during its colonial occupation of Algeria.

Killing of countless by French forces in Algeria
On Thursday, French lawmakers passed a Bill making it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks constituted genocide.

The deepening acrimony between the two strategic allies and trading partners could have repercussions far beyond the settling of accounts over some of the bloodiest episodes of the past century.

Read more: Independent


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