Turkey’s Leader Counters French Law With Accusations of Colonial-Era Genocide
Daniel Etter for The New York Times
Posters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose role in advancing Turkey's economy and society have won him wide admiration in the Arab world.
By DAN BILEFSKY
ISTANBUL — In a deepening diplomatic rupture, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused France on Friday of genocide against Algerians in the period of French colonial rule, one day after France made it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turks.
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