On the sidelines of his visit to Armenia, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial, where he addressed the issue of 1915 massacres in Ottoman Empire.
“Collective negation is a more serious problem than an individual one. Unless Turkey follows the suit of other great nations in recognizing the Armenian Genocide before yearend, France will take serious steps, including criminalization of Genocide denial,” Mr. Sarkozy stressed.
President Sarkozy was further taken for a tour in Armenian Genocide Museum. In the book of records, the President left a message: “France does not forget.”