BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – For the second time this week, the French President Emmanuel Macron has infuriated the Ankara with his remarks about topics relevant to Turkey.
Macron told the Coordinating Council of Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF) that he is considering a proposal that would add the Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide to the French calendar.
Furthermore, Macron will consider proposing a genocide denial law to parliament.
“The fight for justice and recognition is our fight,” Macron stated, as quoted by Armenian Radio.
In response, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the French President’s remarks and advised him to not make comments that damage their diplomatic relations.
Cavusoglu also stated that Macron is in no position to “teach a lesson” to Turkey over its latest offensive in Afrin, as France invaded Algeria in the mid-1900s