PARIS. - Turkish Ambassador in France Tahsin Burcuoglu who was recalled to Ankara after bill penalizing Armenian Genocide denial was approved by French parliament, returned to Paris to improve contacts until the measure is debated in Senate.
Burcuoglu said Turkey’s goal is to provide freezing of the proposal in a short term period adding that it is “senseless, useless and extremely dangerous,” TRT Russia reported.
Recalling that the bill will be debated on January 23, the Ambassador said they should not allow holding discussions and consideration of the bill until January22.
He also commented on French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s efforts on spreading the bill throughout Europe.
“It is equal to opening a new front with Turkey. If it happens, Turkey will respond adequately,” he said.