The forgotten genocide of the 20th Century. The Turkish government denies it was a genocide to this day.
Turkey warns France over Armenian “genocide” law
By Jon Hemming
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned France on Friday their political and economic relations would suffer grave consequences if the French parliament passed a draft law making it illegal to deny the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was genocide.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a vocal critic of Turkey’s long-standing, but slow-moving bid to join the European Union, told Turkey in October that unless it recognised the killings as genocide, France would consider making denial a crime.