Turkey: The land of ‘zero problems’ has an awful lot of problems

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Turkey, today, took the dramatic step of cutting off diplomatic ties with France over a new law passed by the French government that would criminalize genocide denial, including the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Yigal Schliefer writes, “Add France to the countries that Turkey now has strained relations with.”

MAIN FOCUS: Political ice age between Ankara and Paris | 23/12/2011

from euro|topics

The French National Assembly passed a law on Thursday that makes denying the Turkish genocide of Armenians in the early 20th century a criminal offence. Ankara promptly recalled its ambassador to Paris. Turkey is overreacting, some commentators write, while others criticise the law as electoral tactics on the part of the ruling conservatives.


Turkey Lashes Out at France Over a Bill About Armenian Genocide

by By SEBNEM ARSU
Turkey recalled its ambassador for consultations and halted military dealings after France advanced legislation criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide.

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French bill doesn?t help genocide debate in Turkey

by Fréderike Geerdink
ISTANBUL ? In Turkey it is feared that the bill passed today in France making it illegal to deny the Armenian genocide of 1915 will damage the level of debate on the topic in Turkey. The debate had been slowly making progress over the last couple of years. Calling the Armenian genocide ?genocide? no longer

Turkey freezes all political relations with France over genocide row

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Angelique Chrisafis, Nick Hopkins
Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalls ambassador after Paris’s decision to prosecute people who deny killing of Armenians was genocide
Turkey has frozen relations with France, recalling its ambassador and suspending all economic, political and military meetings in response to French MPs’ approval of a law that would make it a crime to deny that the mass killing of Armenians in 1915 by Ottoman Turks was genocide.

 

Turkey freezes all ties with France: Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned that the ‘genocide’ bill will open ‘irreparable wounds’.

Turkey Halts Political Talks With France After Genocide Vote

from Yahoo news
Turkey froze all political and military relations with France after the French parliament?s lower chamber approved a measure that makes it a crime to deny genocide against Armenians a century ago.

Turkey retaliates for French bill

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
The Turkish prime minister announces punitive measures against France after its parliament passes a bill criminalising denial of the Armenian “genocide”.

 

Turkey moves far beyond Europe

by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |

 

 

Turkey moves far beyond Europe

by Soner Cagaptay

December 22, 2011


The Turks are selling pasta to the Italians, educating Papua-New Guineans in their universities, building airports in Egypt, running schools in Nigeria and establishing diplomatic missions in Latin America. Turkey has not felt and acted like the confident global player it is today since the heyday of the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century.

Armenia thanks France for ‘genocide’ bill vote

from Hurriyet Daily News
Armenia’s foreign minister thanked Paris after French lawmakers voted to make it illegal to deny that the mass killings of Armenians…

France passes ‘genocide’ bill

from Hurriyet Daily News
France put at risk its ties with Turkey, a key NATO ally and one of Europe’s fastest growing economies, on Thursday, when lawmakers debated a bill to ban the denial of the Armenian claims regarding the events of 1915.

 

Valérie Boyer Gets Her Way

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Valérie Boyer Gets Her Way…Now she can tell how she feels about the massacres of Turks in the Balkans, Greece and Caucasus.. Turks should press for the recognition of their sufferings instead of denying Armenian Atrocities in France under this silly law in the making.

Turkey’s Duty That Arise from the French “Genocide Legislation”

from Bianet :: English
In order to develop the necessary juridical and ethical norms in Turkey, it is imperative to accept the notion that the brutality imposed upon Armenians by those who held political power in the Ottoman state in 1915 cannot be legitimized, rationalized, defended nor downplayed.

The Turks are Coming…The Turks are Coming…

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |
Turkish citizens were the largest group of non-European Union citizens living in the EU at the start of 2009, while the biggest group of EU citizens living in another member-state were from Romania, the EU statistics office said Tuesday.

Les intérêts français en Turquie menacés

by Acturca
Les Echos (France) 22 décembre 2011, p. 7 Yves Bourdillon Le vote imminent d?une loi pénalisant la négation du génocide arménien menace les intérêts français en Turquie, quatrième client de la France hors Union européenne. Ce pays à la croissance spectaculaire se dit prêt à des représailles. La France risque fort de se fâcher avec

Génocide arménien : vive la démagogie !

by Acturca
LePoint.fr (France) 22 décembre 2011 Par Pierre Beylau Pour complaire à un lobby, les députés n?hésitent pas à prendre le risque de provoquer des dégâts considérables sur le plan diplomatique et économique. Se brouiller avec la Turquie, voilà une riche idée? La Turquie n?est pas un partenaire facile. Elle est dirigée par un Premier ministre,

La Turquie menace la France de sa colère

by Acturca
Le Monde (France) A la Une, jeudi 22 décembre 2011, p. 1 Natalie Nougayrède Comme souvent en France avant une échéance électorale, les relations avec la Turquie connaissent un coup de froid. Une proposition de loi pénalisant la négation de tout génocide, et donc de celui de 1915 perpétré contre les Arméniens dans l?Empire ottoman,

 

Learning lessons from the French bill

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre
Turkey has been directing harsh criticisms and issuing warnings to France over a bill that proposes to make it a crime to deny that the Ottomans? mass killing of Armenians in 1915 was genocide. The criticisms mostly center on the bill blocking individuals? freedom of expression and France using Armenians as an instrument for politics. The French parliament is expected to vote on the bill on Thursday, which will see an end to the debates of whether the bill will be passed or not, but could spark new debates if the bill is passed.

Old fights, new context

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by NICOLE POPE
The latest spat between France and Turkey is hard to avoid these days, and I have a strong sense of déjà vu, having covered a number of such incidents in the past when I worked as a Le Monde correspondent. They bring out the worst of both countries.

 

Turkey recalls Paris envoy over genocide law: embassy

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Paris in protest at a decision by the French parliament to back a law banning denial of the Armenian claims, a spokesman for the embassy said Thursday.

France ?remained French?

from Hurriyet Daily News
France is a great country that has been having diplomatic relations with Turkey for centuries. Cultural interactions between Turks and French have been immense…

Why are we angry?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Let?s not get angry at this bill the French Parliament has passed. If there is one person to be ashamed, it is French President Nicolas Sarkozy…

 

The new Turkish jurisprudence on Armenian genocide

from Hurriyet Daily News
As I sit and write this article, the French vote on a bill to criminalize genocide denial is still half a day away. All the same, the result of the vote…

 

Genocide trade

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
When the French were discussing passage of a law in 2006 to criminalize denial of the Armenian genocide, Hrant Dink was being tried under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code, which criminalized claiming Turkey had committed genocide in 1915.

A challenge for France: To abandon or not to abandon core values?by Ahmet Davutoğlu

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by Ahmet Davutoğlu
We have left behind the first decade of a new century. We are still discussing the paradigm shift taking place at the global level in the aftermath of 1989 and 2001, while taking stock of the past two decades.

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