OIC GROUP TO SHUN FRENCH 'GENOCIDE' BILL

Hurriyet Daily News
Jan 31 2012
Turkey

Lawmakers from member countries of the Organization of the Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) have agreed to denounce a French law criminalizing
denial of Armenian genocide claims in a final declaration of their
conference, Anatolia news agency reported.

"This is going to be the first joint response from an international
meeting to the French bill which was adopted by the French Senate,"
said Emrullah İ~_ler, head of the Turkish delegation at the OIC
parliamentary assembly. The OIC Parliamentary Union has decided to
include a paragraph in the final declaration of their 7th conference in
Palembang, Indonesia, that shuns the French denial bill as "virtually
non-existent" after a proposal by Turkish delegates to the conference
and the backing of other members of the OIC Parliamentary Union.

Armenian Diaspora criticizes Clinton's remarks on the bill

Meanwhile, the Armenian Diaspora group criticized U.S. Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton for her remarks on the French bill. "The
Obama-Biden administration - with Secretary Clinton's latest remarks -
continues to dig itself deeper and deeper into a hole of complicity
in Turkey's genocide denial," said Armenian National Committee of
America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian according to the
Armenian website Asbarez.


From: Baghdasarian