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Swiss President Backs Turkish Genocide Commission

BERNE, Switzerland (Today’s Zaman)–The president of the Swiss Confederation has backed Turkey’s calls to form a commission that would ostensibly ‘study Armenian claims’ of genocide, saying the dispute over history should be settled by historians, not politicians. Pascal Couchepin is on a visit to Turkey on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment

Turkey Tells France to Not Intervene in Genocide Issue; Armenian Youth Mount Protests on Senate Steps

ANKARA/PARIS (Combines Sources)–The Speaker of Turkey’s Parliament, in a meeting Tuesday with a French Senator, urged France to not “intervene” on the Armenian Genocide. The “request” not to interfere came as French Armenian youth organizations announced they would stage a sit in at the French Senate every week to demand the passage of a resolution