Turkey's ambassador to France Tahsin Burcuoglu
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Turkish ambassador 'to leave France'

Turkey's ambassador to France says he will leave the country after the senate passed a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks against Armenians.

Turkey rejects the term "genocide", and has branded the bill "irresponsible". Armenia says that up to 1.5 million people died in 1915-16 as the Ottoman empire split.

  • 24 Jan 2012