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Turkey Freezes Ties With France Over Genocide Denial Bill

Popularity 1Viewed 3181 times 2011-12-24 00:19 |Personal category:Politics| political, parliament, approval, military, against

Turkey froze political and military relations with France in retaliation for the approval by the French parliament’s lower chamber of a measure that makes it a crime to deny genocide against Armenians a century ago. The government recalled its ambassador from Paris for consultations, canceled a joint meeting of economy and trade ministers in January, and halted all programs for training and cultural affairs, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday in televised remarks in Ankara following the vot

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