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French senate bans denial of Armenia genocide

PARIS — French senators have passed a bill outlawing the denial of the Armenian genocide in 1915, with a seething Turkey slamming the move and warning of consequences while Armenia hailed a day “written in gold.” The French Senate on Monday approved, by 127 votes to 86, the measure which…

France risks Turkey anger with genocide law vote

French senators vote Monday on a bill to outlaw denial of theArmenian genocide, a move that a furious Turkey has vowed it would punish with “permanent” sanctions if it is passed into law. The French lower house drew a first wave of Turkish ire last month, when it approved the bill which…

Turkey to launch sanctions against France over genocide bill

ANKARA — Ankara will announce sanctions against Paris, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday on the eve of a debate in the French parliament on a law criminalising the denial of the Armenian genocide by Turkish forces. “Tomorrow probably I will announce what we will do at the first…

A Legislative Agenda That Only A Giant 19th Century Racist Could Love

Digby leads us to this Powerline post, in which one of them (are they still claiming to be lawyers?) theorizes that we should get rid of birthright citizenship because seriously, fuck those guys, that’s why. The facts are not entirely clear, but it appears that Dogan was born in the…

USMNT v Turkey: Halftime

This friendly game ain’t so friendly to my blood pressure! 1-0 Turkey at the half, and it could easily be worse. The USMNT defense is looking very troubled and scattered today, and Turkey knows it – they may only have one goal but they’ve pushed through with rapid counter attacks…

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