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France 24’s Jasper Mortimer: ‘There is an increasing movement of Turks who do accept that something very nasty happened to the Armenians’

Turkey on Wednesday condemned French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to declare April 24 a day for the commemoration of the Armenian genocide, an issue that caused regular friction between Ankara and the EU."We condemn and reject attempts by Mr Macron, who is facing political problems in his own country, to save the day by turning historic events into political material," Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in a statement.Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War I, but contests the figures and denies the killings were systematically orchestrated and constitute a genocide.The reaction came a day after Macron announced that France would make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide".

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