Nicolas Sarkozy orders new Armenian genocide law
President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered his government to draft a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide after France's top court struck it down as unconstitutional.
Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their forebears were killed in a 1915-16 genocide by Turkey's former Ottoman Empire. Turkey says 500,000 died and ascribes the toll to fighting and starvation during World War I.
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