UPCOMING TERM IN FRANCE TO BE EXEMPLARY

Anadolu Agency
December 25, 2011 Sunday
Turkey

Turkish President and Prime Minister were promised about Armenian
resolution, says Deputy PM Babacan ANKARA Turkish Deputy Prime Minister
Ali Babacan said Sunday that "Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were promised by French officials that
the Armenian resolution would not be adopted at the French Parliament".

Speaking at the headquarters of his Justice and Development (AK)
Party in Ankara, Babacan said that he personally heard such promises
made to Turkish leaders.

"Yet, what happened last week? Where are the promises? A promise is
very important in politics. If the promise was made by a statesman,
the promise binds the state and the country," Babacan said.

We will wait and see how the French people react to the decision of
the French Parliament (on the Armenian resolution). The upcoming term
in France will be exemplary, Babacan stressed.