ANKARA: Turkey can Prevent Adoption of French Res on 1915 Incidents

Journal of Turkish Weekly
Dec 17 2011

Turkey can Prevent Adoption of a Resolution on Incidents of 1915 at
French Parliament, says Arinc

Saturday, 17 December 2011

ANKARA (A.A) – The Spokesperson for the Turkish government and Deputy
Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said Friday that Turkey could prevent the
adoption of a resolution that criminalizes rejection of Armenian
allegations on the incidents of 1915 at the French Parliament.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting of the Council of
Ministers in Turkish capital of Ankara, Arinc said that “certain
circles want to sponsor such a resolution in the French Parliament due
to internal political reasons”.

Turkey is in a position to prevent the adoption of such a resolution
and can explain why the resolution is wrong, Arinc stressed.

We hope that the French authorities take the necessary steps after a
letter sent by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to French
President Nicolas Sarkozy and the relations do not get deteriorated,
Arinc underlined.

We will use our inter-governmental and inter-parliamentary relations
to prevent the adoption of such a resolution, Arinc also said.

Saturday, 17 December 2011
Anadolu Agency