"the president of the French republic Emmanuel Macron has announced the 24 april to the French national day of remembrance for the Armenian genocide."
"in 2001, France one of the first countries in the world to recognize the mass killings of over one million armenians and other christians in the Ottoman empire in 1915 and onwards as an act of genocide."
"During a reception for a number of Armenian organizations in France announced Emmanuel Macron to the government now goes a step further, and honoured thus a promise from the election campaign in 2017."
"the Decision to learn to arouse protests from Turkey, which aggressively opposes all attempts to establish that the mass killings constituted a genocide. Macron says he informed the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the decision in advance, and that he wants to have a continued dialogue with Turkey."
"in 2012, voted by the French senate to criminalise the denial of the mass of armenians during the ottoman empire, in the same way as the denial of the Holocaust during the second world war. About twenty countries have officially designated the events as genocide, in Sweden, the Swedish parliament decided in 2010 to recognise the massacres as genocide."
"april 24 is armeniernas day of remembrance for the events. The date 1915 is described as folkmordets start date."