July 9, 2012 - 15:19 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Recently, Ankara and Paris have been taking steps at normalizing ties which deteriorated after the French Senate passed the bill criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial, a political analyst said.
At news conference in Yerevan, Sergey Shakaryants warned against high expectations for the issue of Genocide denial criminalization to make it to the immediate agenda of the French parliament.
“Despite confirming plans for a new Genocide bill, French leader Francois Hollande can go back on his promise, seeing as the presidential race is over for him,” the expert noted.
Commenting on recent visit of U.S. State Secretary to South Caucasus, the expert noted that Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of Armenia-Turkey rapprochement.
In this context, the expert slammed Turkey’s using Karabakh conflict settlement as a precondition for normalizing ties with Armenia.