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Hollande to meet wife of slain Armenian-Turkish reporter

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2014-01-24

French President François Hollande is due to visit Turkey next week, during which he is expected to meet with Rakel Kink, the widow of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, who was assassinated seven years ago.

Armenian genocide allegations have been an issue that has long poisoned relations between Turkey and France. After years of lobbying, the sizable Armenian community in France succeeded in 2012 of convincing French lawmakers to endorse a law criminalizing the denial of their claims of genocide, which has contributed to the deterioration of bilateral relations in addition to Paris’ objection to Turkey’s bid for European Union membership.

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Date created : 2014-01-24

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