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French Senate committee opposes genocide bill

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

The French Senate Law Committee has rejected a proposed bill stipulating a one-year prison term or a 45,000-euro fine for those who dare deny the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Nevertheless, observers say the Read more…

Turkey suspends military ties with France over ‘genocide row’

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

French navy soldiers stand guards on the upper deck of the “GUEPRATTE” frigate (AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine)

The Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, says Ankara has rescinded an agreement allowing French military planes to land, and warships to dock, in the country. This brings the conflict over a “genocide bill” proposed in France to the NATO level. Read more…

Turkey recalls French ambassador over Armenian genocide denial law

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 22, 2011

Turkey is suspending military ties with France and recalling its ambassador to the country. Ankara is making the move in protest after the French parliament passed a law making the denial of the Armenian holocaust a crime.
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The French lawmakers put the 1915 atrocity on a par with Holocaust denial by simple raising their hands on Thursday in overwhelming majority. The measure now goes to the Senate, which this year has killed an earlier attempt at passing the criminal law.
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Members of a pro-government workers union protest on December 21, 2011 outside the French Embassy in Ankara. Placards read: “Genocide expert imperialist France.” (AFP Photo / Adem Altan). Read more…