TURKEY: ‘ POPE FRANCIS ANGERS TURKEY OVER GENOCIDE CLAIM IMMEDIATELY RECALLING THEIR ENVOY TO THE VATICAN ‘

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#AceNewsReport – Editors Post:TURKEY:April.12: Turkey has recalled its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as “genocide”.Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope at a service in Rome earlier on Sunday. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million people were killed by Ottoman forces in 1915.

“Հայոց ցեղասպանության 100-րդ տարելից”

But Turkey has always disputed that figure and said the deaths were part of a civil conflict triggered by WW1.

The row has continued to sour relations between Armenia and Turkey.

During Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Pope Francis has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century,” and calling it a “senseless slaughter.”

While Muslim Turkey accepts many Christian Armenians died in partisan fighting beginning…

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