Gul: France should quit OSCE MG if Senate approves Genocide bill

Gul: France should quit OSCE MG if Senate approves Genocide bill

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish President has suggested France should withdraw from the OSCE Minsk Group in case a bill approved Dec 22 by the French Assembly aiming to penalize denial of the Armenian Genocide becomes law, Today’s Zaman reported.

Speaking to journalists, Abdullah Gül said France should quit the Minsk Group if the bill is approved by the Senate and becomes law since that would mean that “France has lost its impartial position in the settling of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.”

Gül also criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy for “being prejudiced against Turkey.”

Recalling that he has not responded to Gül's phone calls for days, Gül complained that “heads of state talk to each other even during war time.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asserted that the French decision was “a clear sign of the hostility” against Muslims in France and Europe.

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