"Declaration of April 24 as Commemoration Day for Armenian Genocide in France is an unnecessary, meaningless and irrelevant decision".
Turkey's ambassador to France, İsmail Hakkı Musa told French bureau of Report.
According to him, this decision of the French President is selective. "During World War I there were many events, in particular - numerous conflicts between nations. Naturally, many people suffered from this. This decision can be regarded as directing attention only to the sufferings of the Armenians, while forgetting the sufferings of other nations. "
According to the Turkish diplomat, this decision is against the law: "In connection with this issue Constitutional Court of France and the European Court of Human Rights made decision in 2012 and 2017. There is controversy in these decisions, since the opinions of historians in this question differ. Thus, this step of the French president is different from court decisions and is completely contrary to the law. "
The Ambassador stressed that this decision will adversely affect the Turkish-French relations: "Such a serious decision can not affect the Turkish-French relations. The Turkish government will make its own decision on this issue. On April 11, a statement condemning the decision sounded by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Turkish community of France also sharply responded to this issue. The decision of the French President will adversely affect the ties between the two countries. "