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Bill criminalizing Armenian genocide denial threatens French-Turkish relations.
Erdogan armenia genocide

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara on January 24, 2012. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed as discriminatory and racist a bill passed by the French Senate making denial of the Armenian genocide a crime. "The proposal adopted in France is tantamount to discrimination, racism and violates freedom of thought," Erdogan said in the parliament during an address to his fellow deputies. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN