Author: Milliyet (Turkey) Posted January 24, 2012
Yesterday [January 23, 2011], as the French Senate debated the controversial bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian genocide, Turkish Prime Minister [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan called on the [Justice and Development Party’s] Central Council to follow the developments. Foreign Minister [Ahmet] Davutoglu briefed the Council on the latest developments [in France], and what [kinds of events] might transpire from now on [between Turkey and France].
Davutoglu mentioned that attendance to the Senate [session] was very low. "Only those in support of the draft bill are present, as happened with the Parliamentary debate. This means the draft bill will be passed,” he noted. [It was passed later that day]. Davutoglu then took part in a one and a half hour meeting with Erdogan to review the situation.
Erdogan told the Council that he might not return to France should Sarkozy be reelected. Council members called for harsh reactions and permanent sanctions against France
The measures debated yesterday included:
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