Thursday, December 22, 2011

France votes & Turkey withdraws its ambassador!

"The National Assembly in Paris voted by a show of hands to back the bill making it illegal to deny the mass killing of Armenians was genocide by a large majority, ... Turkey rejects the term "genocide" to describe the killing of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe publicly opposed the bill.
Under the bill, those publicly denying genocide would face a year in jail and a fine of 45,000 euros (£29,000: $58,000).
Armenians say up to 1.5m people were killed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915-16.
Ankara says closer to 300,000 people died...."

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