Turks denounce French genocide-denial bill including Armenians

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January 24, 2012
San Jose Mercury News    
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"The Turkish government and news media castigated France on Tuesday, accusing the Parliament of racism and a breach of France's own free speech principles after the French Senate passed a bill late Monday criminalizing the denial of officially recognized genocides, including the Armenian genocide begun in 1915. Historians widely believe that some 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered by Ottoman Turks during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in what they deem the 20th century's first genocide." (01/24/12)

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_19814356  

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