Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the bill (criminalizing the rejection of Armenian allegations) which was adopted at French Parliament and Senate is completely null and void for Turkey
The bill is a discrimination, racism and a slaughter of freedom of thought, said Erdogan who spoke at his Justice & Development (AK) Party group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday.
Noting that this was a matter of discrimination and racism, Erdogan said that Turkey would implement its sanctions on France step by step and without a retreat.
We will share our action plan with public according to the course of events, said Erdogan.
French Senate on Monday adopted a bill that criminalizes the rejection of Armenian allegations pertaining to the incidents of 1915.
The bill was adopted by a vote of 127 against 86.
With the adoption of the Armenian bill at the French Senate, the rejection of Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915 would be penalized with a prison term of one year and a monetary fine of 45,000 euros in France.
A Hannover court threw out the case of a German couple seeking a refund for their holiday.
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The number of publications in Kurdish has increased to 413 in the last year from 101 publications in 2008, statistics show.
The 1915 events took place during World War I, when a portion of the Armenian population living in the Ottoman Empire sided with the invading Russians and rose up against the Ottoman authority. The uprisings were followed by a decision by the Ottoman Empire to relocate the Armenians living in eastern Anatolia.
Turkish dailies on Thursday are covering Turkish PM's paying tribute to Armenians who died in 1915.
Turkey has called for the research of the 1915 events to be carried out by a commission of Turkish, Armenian and international historians, the Turkish Prime Ministry said in a statement earlier on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of the events.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One
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Turkey condemned the forceful removal of the Ukrainian flag in the Crimean Tatar Mejlis by a group with unmarked military uniforms.
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Turkey's President Gul calls for further cooperation with New Zealand on economy and commerce as he hosts New Zealand Governor-General Mateparae.
Former ministers will attend parliamentary debate corruption inquiry.
"The people do not want to see protesters clashing with police in the street. The people don't want streets scenes dominated by stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails" Erdogan said
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will open the fair, and International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol will deliver a speech during the opening ceremony.