Being French is more important for me than being Armenian, but I am Armenian; I don’t deny that, prominent French-Armenian singer and song-writer Charles Aznavour said in a televised interview on CNN. “I don’t like the people who deny something because they are afraid of not being welcome,” said the singer. Speaking of his Armenian roots, the Aznavour also shared his attitude to the Armenian Genocide issue when reminded of his visit to Yerevan in 2015 to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations. “All the French have recognized their error; Germans were fantastic in the way they learned it, so why not the Turks? Nobody ever asked the Turks, ‘Why did you kill the Armenians? What is the reason?’ Religion? I don’t believe it. I read the Koran, because I wanted to know if there was anything in it. Nothing was there. So it’s not really just,” he said. Asked about his future plans, Aznavour said he intends to write a song about migrants. “Why to refuse the people to come and to be French. When we talk about a French painter, we talk about [Pablo] Picasso, [Francois] Flameng. Everybody is not French. I am not French, and [neither are] many others. And that makes France so. They bring something with them through their misery, a plenty of things to teach to us,” the singer added.