TURKISH PARLIAMENT SPEAKER WARNS FRANCE ON ARMENIAN RESOLUTION

Anadolu Agency
Dec 19 2011
Turkey

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said regarding a French
resolution which criminalizes the rejection of Armenian allegations
on 1915 incidents that if the resolution was adopted, France would
pay its cost high.

Cicek told reporters on Monday that he sent a letter to his French
counterpart last week which conveyed Turkey's concerns about the
issue and also condemned the stance of France.

He added that a Turkish Parliamentary delegation had been in France
since yesterday regarding this issue.

Noting that Turkey had comprehensive relations which were rooted in
the past with France, Cicek said that attempts to adopt resolutions
on parliamentary level regarding historical matters were only
exploitations by domestic politics.

It is necessary to avoid such attempts only to gain a few more votes
in the elections, he added.