ANKARA: French FM Kouchner arrives in Ankara tomorrow for talks

French FM Kouchner arrives in Ankara tomorrow for talks on EU,
Armenian claims

October 4, 2007

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is set to arrive in Ankara
tomorrow for talks aimed at clarifying France’s stance on Armenian
claims of genocide, as well as the French position on Turkey’s quest
for EU accession.

Kouchner’s visit to the Turkish capital will be the first high level
Turkish-French meeting since last week’s talks between Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Nicholas Sarkozy in New
York. An official from the French Embassy in Ankara noted that the
visit by Kouchner would be brief but helpful, commenting "Kouchner is
coming to help construct an energetic relationship with Foreign
Minister Babacan."

The same official noted: "We are prepared to warm relations with
Turkey, and to open up channels of communication. This visit is a
signal that the dialogue between the two countries is getting better.
Sarkozy is maintaining his position on Turkey. But he also wants
reforms to continue in Turkey, and he will not interfere in
this…..When the reforms are complete, it will be time for France to
make some decisions."

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS