Friday, December 23, 2011

Turkey retaliates over French 'genocide' bill

[ via BBC News Europe ] 22 Dec

The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian "genocide".
Turkey - France relations gone sore over French Genocide Bill
Ankara is recalling its ambassador and freezing political visits as well as joint military projects, including exercises, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
The bill was passed by the French National Assembly on Thursday and is due to go before the Senate next year. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has publicly opposed it.

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