MP: Turkish-French relations shouldn’t be sacrificed to made-up “Armenian genocide”

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.27

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish-French relations shouldn't be sacrificed to the made-up "Armenian genocide", Chair of the Turkey- France Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Kasim Gulpinar told Turkish TRT Haber TV channel on Jan.27 commenting on the visit of French President Francois Hollande to Ankara.

Ankara hopes that as distinct from other French presidents, Hollande will pursue a more logical policy with regard to the issue scrupulous for Turkey, according to Gulpinar.

The chairman said that the made-up "Armenian genocide" has always been used in France's foreign policy. "The 1915 occasions must be assessed by historians but not by politicians," Gulpinar stressed.

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Turkey on Jan.27 for a visit at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart. Hollande is the first French president visiting Turkey in the last 22 years.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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