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Turkey's premier condemns burning of Turkish flag in Armenia

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned on Saturday the burning of a Turkish flag during a rally on the 95th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by Turks.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned on Saturday the burning of a Turkish flag during a rally on the 95th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by Turks.

Media reports said earlier in the day that a group of Armenian youths had set fire to a Turkish flag at the start of an event to mark the 1915 massacre.

"This action tramples on international law. They are complicating the process of the normalization of relations," he said.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on Thursday that put the ratification of Armenian-Turkish protocols to normalize diplomatic ties on hold.

Attempts to establish formal diplomatic ties have been strained by Turkey's support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over Nagorny Karabakh and differing positions on the massacre of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which Ankara denies was an act of genocide.

ANKARA, April 24 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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