ARMENIAN "GENOCIDE" BILL APPEAL

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STORY: ARMENIAN "GENOCIDE" BILL APPEALDATELINE: Feb. 1, 2012LENGTH: 0:01:25LOCATION: AnkaraCATEGORY: POLITICSINTROFrench lawmakers have appealed to their country's highest court to overturn a bill concerning the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks about a century ago.According to the legislature, it will be illegal to deny the mass killings as genocide.Turkish Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, has welcomed the French senators' move.World News reports.PKGA group of French senators on Tuesday launched a constitutional challenge to a bill adopted by the French parliament that bans people from denying genocides.The law makes it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 amounted to genocide.Last week, the French Senate voted in favor of the bill after hours of debate.In France, even if a bill has been approved by the Senate, it can still be appealed to the Constitutional Court if a large number of lawmakers go for it.Turkey and Armenia have been bogged down
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