Turkey says France can't lecture it on genocide, history

Turkey says France can
# 12 April 2019 14:45 (UTC +04:00)

France is the last country which could lecture Turkey on genocide and history, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, blasting a French declaration this week on the 1915 events, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"France should mind its own dark history in Rwanda and Algeria," Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a NATO meeting in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.

Cavusoglu also stressed that France’s declaration conflicts with the French constitutional court, adding that it is not politicians’ duty to pass judgement on historical events.

In making the declaration, “unfortunately, your president [Emanuel Macron] was defeated by populism,” he added.