Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic has said Cypriot law on banning denial of Armenian Genocide is “not worth of commenting,” Anadolu Agency reports.
Turkey has rejected the Cypriot law on banning the denial of Armenian Genocide.
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said in a statement late Thursday that “the decision is null and void for Turkey and not worthy of comment.”
“It is without doubt that those who try to exploit the 1915 incidents at every opportunity by using simple political ambitions cannot get any result,” Bilgic added.
Earlier Thursday, the Cypriot Parliament unanimously adopted a law, making it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide.
The bill, which was jointly submitted by all political parties to the Greek Cypriot parliament, can impose a five-year imprisonment and fine of €10,000 to those who deny the Genocide.