No agreement on establishing Turkish, Armenian inquiry
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec 19 /Trend A.Taghieva/
Member of Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (NMP) Yusuf Halacoglu has found it impossible to create a joint Turkish-Armenian commission of inquiry into the events of 1915, a Turkish TV channel TRT Haber said on Monday.
"Throughout history, great nations, especially France and Great Britain, used Armenia for their own interests," Mr Halacoglu said.
A member of the French president's party, the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) which has the parliamentary majority, presented a bill earlier this month aimed at introducing criminal punishment to the legislative committee of the National Assembly for denial of the so-called 'Armenian genocide'.
The bill which was signed by 40 members of the UMP party and the New Centre party, provides up to one year's imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros for those who deny the so-called 'Armenian genocide'.
The Armenians and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of Turkey - Ottoman Empire has carried out 'genocide' against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915 and achieved recognition of these events as genocide in the parliaments of several countries.