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The French Senate passes Armenian genocide law

The French Senate has approved a bill that makes it an offence to deny that genocide was committed against Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the end of 1910s. It is expected that this controversial bill's passage re-opens old wounds between France and Turkey. Tensions between the two countries, which had begun to ease in recent times with both countries becoming leading supporters of the Syrian uprising, can be traced back to the French government's opposition to Turkey joining the EU.