In Turkey on Tuesday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the French bill as “discriminatory and racist.”
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which represents 57 Muslim-majority nations, accused the French of approving the bill for “political and electoral gain” to win support from some 500,000 ethnic Armenians in France.
“We reject this law and consider it to be inconsistent with historical fact,” the group said.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to sign the bill within two weeks, his office announced in Paris on Tuesday, while Foreign Minister Alain Juppe appealed to France’s “Turkish friends” to stay calm.
Will the man expected to be China’s next leader bring a heart-shaped box of chocolates when he meets President Obama on Valentine’s Day - or a long list of complaints about U.S.-Chinese relations?
Mr. Xi is due to take over as president and leader of the Chinese Communist Party when President Hu Jintao retires next year.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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