The Roots Of Tensions Between France And Turkey

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The relations between France and Turkey have taken a dramatic turn for the worse. This was mainly due to the French Lower Chamber passing a bill that will make it illegal for anyone to deny that the 1915 massacre of Ottoman Armenians was genocide, much the same way as denying the holocaust is punishable by law. These tensions are connected to the larger shifts that are occurring as a result of the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa.PREMIUM CONTENT Subscribe now for full access.

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