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January 24, 2012 11:53 am

Turkey Furious With France Over Armenian Genocide Law

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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Turkey warned the French president on Tuesday against signing a law that makes it a crime to deny that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constituted genocide, saying it will implement retaliatory measures against France.

France’s parliament approved the bill late Monday, risking more sanctions from Turkey and complicating an already delicate relationship with the rising power. Officials in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government insisted the vote didn’t directly target the country.

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