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Turkey: Erdogan warns Pope Francis not to repeat Armenian "genocide" claim00:56

Turkey: Erdogan warns Pope Francis not to repeat Armenian "genocide" claim

Turkey, Ankara
April 14, 2015 at 17:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “condemned” Pope Francis for using the word “genocide” to describe the events surrounding 1915 in the former Ottoman Empire and urged him “not to commit the same mistake again,” during an address at a Turkish Exporters’ Assembly meeting in Ankara on Tuesday.

Erdogan was responding to remarks made by the Pope on Sunday that the 1915 mass killings of Armenians was the first genocide of the twentieth century. He called for a joint commission into the events beginning in 1915, promising to “open our archives to their full extent.”

Turkey: Erdogan warns Pope Francis not to repeat Armenian "genocide" claim00:56
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “condemned” Pope Francis for using the word “genocide” to describe the events surrounding 1915 in the former Ottoman Empire and urged him “not to commit the same mistake again,” during an address at a Turkish Exporters’ Assembly meeting in Ankara on Tuesday.

Erdogan was responding to remarks made by the Pope on Sunday that the 1915 mass killings of Armenians was the first genocide of the twentieth century. He called for a joint commission into the events beginning in 1915, promising to “open our archives to their full extent.”

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