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Turkey Accuses France of Genocide

Turkey and France are in the midst of a fight over who has committed the most genocide. A day after France made denial of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turks—something Turkey has long denied—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired back, accusing France of genocide against Algerians. “Approximately 15 percent of the population in Algeria have been subjected to a massacre by the French starting from 1945,” said Erdogan. “This is genocide.” Turkey cut off diplomatic and military ties with France after the Parliament backed the bill.

December 24, 2011 8:30 AM