This is a bill which will lead to further deterioration of France – turkey relations.Lawmakers in France approved a bill introducing fines and prison sentences to those who deny that the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during and after World War 1 amounted to genocide.
The country had passed a law in 2001 classifying the Armenian killings as genocide. The proposed legislation intends to make it a crime to deny that genocide.

This is a significant development in the scenario where Turkey tries to join the EU.

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