The Turkish bill was offered as retaliation against a controversial French parliamentary proposal, scheduled for a vote in Paris on Thursday, that would make it illegal to deny that Turkey is responsible for committing genocide against Armenians [ANI backgrounder] during World War I. French legislators postponed a debate on that measure in May when Turkey threatened trade sanctions [JURIST report] against France. On Monday, Turkey urged [JURIST report] the European Union [official website] to oppose the French law. The Daily Star has more.
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