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Turkey slams French decision to mark Armenian genocide

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's has criticized a French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide, saying should "look at its own dark history."

Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments Friday during a tense exchange of words with a French parliamentarian at a NATO meeting in Turkey, a day after French Emmanuel Macron's decision was inscribed in France's official journal.

Many historians regard the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a century ago the first genocide of the 20th century. rejects the term genocide, contending that those who died were victims of civil war.

Cavusoglu said: "is the last country to teach a lesson on genocide and history. We haven't forgotten what happened in and

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:00 IST