Sarkozy challenges Turkey to face its history

By REUTERS
October 6, 2011 21:13

 
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YEREVAN - French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on a brief trip to the Caucasus, urged Turkey on Thursday to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide, threatening to pass a law in France that would make denying this a crime.

Visiting a genocide memorial and museum in Yerevan, Armenia, with Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan, Sarkozy challenged Turkey -- which is seeking membership of the European Union -- to face up to its past.

"The Armenian genocide is a historical reality. Collective denial is even worse than individual denial," Sarkozy told reporters.

"Turkey, which is a great country, would honor itself to revisit its history like other great countries in the world have done."

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