Turkish Minister for European Affairs and Chief EU negotiatior Egemen Bagis has responded harshly to the decision of France to include a chapter on Armenian Genocide in French textbooks, Turkish website TRThaber.com reported.
Bagis said: “There is nothing in our history which could make us ashamed. We are proud of our history. I wish every state had such a clean history like ours.”
The French Ministry of Education has decided to include chapters on Armenian Genocide in history and geography textbooks for French secondary schools.
To note, even the Turkish parliament does not consider Bagis to be a minister fitting for Turkey. Months ago, Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) MP Lutfu Turkan had told Bagis at the parliament to vacate his seat at once and had given him the finger sweep.