TURKISH MINISTER FOR EUROPEAN UNION WARNS FRANCE

Anadolu Agency
Dec 20 2011
Turkey

Turkish Minister for European Union (EU) Affairs and Chief Negotiator,
Egemen Bagis, said Tuesday that "France would pay a high cost if a
resolution criminalizing the rejection of the Armenian allegations
on the incidents of 1915 gets adopted at the French Parliament on
Thursday".

Speaking in a program on Channel 24, Bagis said that Turkey faced a
resolution in France that was presented due to internal politics and
as a tool to garner support during the French presidential elections.

The Armenian resolution is one that involves not only Turkey but
French companies doing business in Turkey as well as the people of
France who have friendly relations with Turkey, Bagis noted.

France would pay a high cost with the adoption of the resolution. They
should not make a mistake as the Turkish nation is highly sensitive
on the issue, Bagis also said.