July 11, 2012 - 12:17 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish ruling party member and the PACE former president Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that French president Francoise Hollande is “more dangerous than Sarkozy” when it comes to the issue of criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reports.
Meanwhile, Hollande has reached out to the French-Armenian community and reiterated his campaign pledge to shepherd a law that would make it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide.
Interest was renewed in the Genocide law last week, when French foreign minister Laurent Fabius told his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu that it was unlikely that the law criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide would be “resurrected.”
However, Cavusoglu’s attacks are is stark contrast to reports that Ankara ended all sanctions it has imposed on France following the passage of the bill in the two houses of the French parliament. Davutoglu confirmed his government’s intentions while meeting with Fabius in Paris last week.
According to Cavusoglu, incumbent French President Francoise Hollande is more dangerous than ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy in regard to the criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide.
Although the bill was proposed by Sarkozy’s party last year, most of its supporters were from Hollande’s party, Cavusoglu said.
Hollande, over the weekend, stated that he will honor his promise to reintroduce a new bill that will make the denial of the Armenian Genocide in France a crime.