Ankara: Hollande Not Planning To Go To Armenia: Ambassador

HOLLANDE NOT PLANNING TO GO TO ARMENIA: AMBASSADOR

ANKARA

It was reported on Jan. 27 that French President Hollande was planning
to go to Yerevan to attend a commemoration of the alleged genocide
during World War I. AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET

The itinerary of French President Francois Hollande does not include
a visit to Armenia on April 24, Laurent Bili, French ambassador to
Turkey has said.

“There is no such planned visit within my knowledge. The story was
a surprise to me as well,” Bili told the Hurriyet Daily News today.

It was reported on Jan. 27 that Hollande was planning to go to Yerevan
to attend a commemoration of the alleged genocide during World War I.

The story also said the move aimed to deliver a strong genocide message
to Armenians, in lieu of passing a bill penalizing denial of Armenian
genocide. A recent attempt to criminalize denial was struck down by the
Constitutional Council in 2012 during Nicholas Sarkozy’s presidency.

January/30/2013

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hollande-not-planning-to-go-to-armenia-ambassador.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40127&NewsCatID=351

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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