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EU reaction to French 'genocide' bill

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has never hidden his hostility to Turkey joining the European Union, adding another layer of tension between the countries now a French bill will make it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks was genocide.

euronews asked the European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle for his thoughts on the row.

“I think this is not really up to the European Commission to intervene in the issue which involves a member state and a candidate country, and specifically on such an issue. I believe that these kind of important and sensitive issues are best handled by historians, are best handled through dialogue, are best handled in a way putting the facts together, rather than through political declarations,” Füle said.