SARKOZY'S INITIATIVE AND ERDOGAN'S RESPONSE HAVE BEEN BARGAIN ARGUMENTS - ALGERIAN EXPERT
- Both French President Nicolas Sarkozy's initiative on Genocide denial penalization and Turkish Erdogan's response have been bargain arguments, Algerian expert Amel Boubekeur told Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent.
Boubekeur, who is a research fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, noted that in Europe, this has more been an issue for Turkish, than for entire Muslim community.
"When it comes to West Africans, they are much less sensitive to this law or anything related to it," she said.
There have been some issues within common discussion in the relations of France and Turkey, which have been the reason for Paris to put on the scene the issue of genocide denial penalization.
The law on penalization of Genocides in France (which applies to Holocaust and Armenian Genocide) was adopted by the lower house of the French parliament in December, and by Senate on Jan 23. In the meantime, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan had stated that Turkey could react by recognition of the genocide of Algerians by France in 1945 and during the independence war of 1954 - 1962.
"Algerian prime minister said that Erdogan did not have to raise history: the inclusion of history into politics has nothing to do with the real issues. Otherwise one might start to politicize all the genocides in the European history," she added.
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