French President plans new law to punish denial of "Armenian genocide"
French President Francois Hollande confirmed Saturday plans for a new law criminalizing denial of the "Armenian genocide" with representatives of the Armenian community, the Elysee Palace confirmed, TRT Russian reported.
Relations between Turkey and France deteriorated after the decision of the French Senate to pass a bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide"
The French Constitutional Court then gave a judgment repealing this law.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anatolia, and achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.