Vatican and Turkey locked in Armenian genocide row
KHORVIRAP: Pope Francis on Sunday released peace doves on the Armenia-Turkey border in a gesture of reconciliation as Ankara slammed the pontiff for denouncing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide”. The long-planned gesture at the end of a three-day visit to ex-Soviet Armenia came in the face of fresh Turkish ire after Francis used the word “genocide” to refer to the century-old slaughter that Ankara furiously rejects.
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