ARMENIA NOT GOING TO INTERFERE WITH TURKISH-FRENCH RELATIONS

Yerkir
11.05.2006 17:27

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - Armenia is not going and does not have the right
to interfere with relations between France and Turkey, acting MFA
Spokesperson Vladimir Karapetyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. In
his words, the recall of the Ambassador from Paris for consultations
is Turkey's domestic affair.

"We do not have the right to interfere either with the policy of a
country, which recalls its Ambassador, or the position of a third
country over that decision.

Turkey's statements on inadmissibility of "politicization" of the
Armenian Genocide issue are old news for Armenia. However, Armenia
hails the bill providing for penalty for denial of the Armenian
Genocide," Vladimir Karapetyan believes.

We note that on May 18 the National Assembly of France will consider
the bill on declaring denial of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey
a crime.