Pro-Turkish demonstrators in Paris
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Turkey retaliates over French 'genocide' bill

The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian "genocide".

Ankara is recalling its ambassador and freezing political visits as well as joint military projects, including exercises, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

The bill was passed by the French National Assembly on Thursday and is due to go before the Senate next year.

Paris Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 22 Dec 2011