08 May 2006

Ankara protests

From a story in today's Globe and Mail:

Turkey has recalled its ambassadors to Canada and France for “a short time” to protest moves in both countries that recognize the mass killings of Armenians as genocide, the Foreign Ministry announced Monday. The announcement was Turkey's latest salvo against increasing international pressure on Ankara to recognize the killings of Armenians at the time of the First World War as genocide.

If Turkey continues to refuse to recognize its culpability in the genocide, could its membership in the European Union be blocked? Could the prospect of such membership persuade Turkey to own up to its past?

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