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Turkey accuses France of genocide in colonial Algeria

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assalamu alaikom all,
I hope you are all well. Asyou heard recently in the news, France passed a bill that if anybody denounces the Armenian genocide by the ottomons could be fined over 40k euros and a year in prison. Now see below how Turkey replied to the French Klaab. Seriously, Turkey today keeps proving its self as a true face of the Islamic Ummaha dn speaks out against transgression. What an honor.

Turkey accuses France of genocide in colonial Algeria

Posted Image Mr Erdogan said there were "massacres" in Algeria where Algerians were "burned en masse in ovens"

The Turkish prime minister has accused France of committing genocide during its colonial occupation of Algeria.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking after French MPs passed a bill making it a criminal act to deny that Ottoman Turks committed genocide in 1915-16 Armenia.
He accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of using the bill to fan hatred of Muslims and Turks for electoral gain.
He said Mr Sarkozy should "ask his father, who served in the French Legion there" about the Algerian "massacre".
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Ankara has already recalled its ambassador to France and frozen political visits and joint military projects over the bill.
And Mr Erdogan has warned he will take further unspecified steps.

Turkey and the Armenians

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  • Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians died during mass deportations by Ottoman Turks in 1915-6
  • More than 20 countries say it was genocide
  • Turkey and some historians say it was part of widespread turmoil in World War I in which Muslims also died
  • Estimated 500,000 ethnic Armenians now in France
  • Turkey closed Armenia border in 1993 because of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Turkey signed 2009 deal with Armenia to examine 1915 killings and open borders: ratified by neither side
"In Algeria from 1945, an estimated 15% of the population was massacred by the French. This is a genocide," he said. "The Algerians were burned en masse in ovens. They were martyred mercilessly."
He added: "The vote in the French parliament has shown how dangerous racism, discrimination and Islamophobia have become in France and Europe."
If passed into law, Thursday's bill would mean anybody who publicly denied the Armenian "genocide" would face a year in jail and a fine of 45,000 euros (£29,000; $58,000).
Mr Sarkozy has hinted the bill has his approval, though his Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, has described it as useless and counter-productive.
There are some 500,000 voters of Armenian descent in France and they are seen as a key source of support for Mr Sarkozy.
Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915-16.
Ankara says closer to 300,000 people died, and that Turks were also killed as Armenians rose up against the Ottoman Empire when Russian troops invaded eastern Anatolia, now eastern Turkey.
More than 20 countries have formally recognised the killings as genocide.
France invaded Algeria in 1830 and it remained under French rule until independence in 1962.
The number of people killed in the eight-year independence war from 1954-1962 varies widely according to different sources, ranging from 300,000 to more than one million.

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-16314373
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Wow Turkey's response was right on!
Where is Algeria in all this? why the deadly silence?

But what France is doing is just stupid, bringing up old dusty files n pointing fingers when it's really late..
what now? Are they going to fine Germany for the Holocaust? I don't think so...!
Even though it was a genocide of approximately six million European jews and millions of others.
The purpose behind this as mentioned in your post is for Sarkozy to "win" the votes of those Armenians in France, not bringing justice to the world.
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The Algerian population grew of only a few million during all of the colonial period - that to say, over a century.
Whereas since our independence, less than 50 years, we've surpassed a total of 35 million.
Factually speaking, the massacre of Algerians is undeniable but France will never ever admit it.

I have a new found respect for Turkey and it's government.
I tip my hat to Erdogan.


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It's funny how that BBC article is entitled "Turkey accuses France of genocide in colonial Algeria" and yet most of it talks about the genocide committed by the Turks against the Armenians. Instead of focusing on the real issue, that is Turkey accusing France of genocide in Algeria, the author chose to focus mainly on Turkey-Armenia.

Other than that, great gesture by Turkey and their president Erdogan, who looks like he has all the makings of a great leader!


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it's all good and dandy.. but did you guys know that Algeria officially replied negatively towards his comments saying it's not his business or concern to use the Algerian

المتحدث الرسمي باسم حزب جبهة التحرير الوطني أحد الأحزاب الثلاثة المشاركة في الحكم قال معقبا على تصريحات أردوغان المتعلقة بجرائم فرنسا الاستعمارية في الجزائر إن ذلك الكلام لم يكن سوى تعبير عن مطلب تاريخي للجزائريين. وأضاف الرجل في تصريح خاص لصحيفة (الشروق اليومي) المحلية إن أردوغان (ليس وصيا على الجزائريين، حتى يقوم بدور الوصاية في قضية أعتقد أنه لا يختلف حولها جزائريان، مهما كان انتماؤهم السياسي أو الحزبي)

not only that, but apparently the Algerian parliament tried to pass a law within Algeria which officially criminalizes the French colonization and it was "ignored" by the government because they said it would destabilize Algeria's political agenda...

in the end, we have to accept the fact that Algeria is run by people who don't care about it