February 17, 2017

Topic of Armenian Genocide appears in election agenda of France

Topic of Armenian Genocide appears in election agenda of France -

ARMENPRESS - The topic of the Armenian Genocide again appeared in the political-election agenda of France, reports “Armenpress”.

 This is mainly linked with the statement made by leader of En Marche! movement, former Ministry of Economic, Industry and Digital Sector of France, current Presidential candidate of France Emmanuel Macron.

 During his visit to Algeria, in an interview with Echourouk News he characterized the colonization years of France in Algeria as a “crime against humanity”.

 Such statement received a heated reaction among the French political ygures.

 Another presidential candidate, Republican Francois Fillon blamed Macron for showing disrespect to his own history.

 French MP Valerie Buaye also reacted to Macron’s such statement. “Macron equalizes Shoah, the Armenian Genocide and Algeria’s victims and insults France by showing that this is not an act of a state ygure”, she said on Twitter.

 Commenting on the criticism, Macron said by saying a crime against humanity he didn’t want to “compare Shoah or the Armenian Genocide with what had happened in Algeria during the years of war”.

         
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