Sucking up to Armenians

The French parliament has just passed a bill that will make it a crime to question whether the Armenian massacres in eastern Turkey in 1915 qualified as a genocide. It's election time, and there are half a million voters of Armenian descent in France.

UN Photo: Evan Schneider
French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 01/26/2012 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 09/19/2013 4:58 pm EDT

I go to France quite often, but after this article is published, I may be liable to arrest if I set foot in the country.

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