France declares day marking ‘Armenian genocide’

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France has declared a national day of commemoration to remember the 1915 Armenian genocide. The announcement is set to provoke an angry response from Turkey.

  • DW

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday declared April 24 to be a national day to commemorate the 1915 Armenian genocide.

Macron made the statement at an annual dinner of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France, fulfilling a 2017 campaign promise.

France was among the first countries to denounce “the murderous hunt of the Armenian people in the…

  • Set to anger Turkey

As the successor state to the…

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