Hollande says he expects 'other words' from Turkey on Armenian genocide

Hollande says he expects 'other words' from Turkey on Armenian genocide
Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II Nersissian (R) speaks with Pope Francis during a mass for Armenian Catholics marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, on April 12, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Pope Francis faces a key diplomatic test today as he marks the centenary of the mass killings of Armenians and elects whether to use the word "genocide", at the risk of alienating Turkey.

YEREVAN - French President Francois Hollande on Friday urged Turkey to use "other words", referring to Ankara's refusal to recognise as genocide the Ottoman empire's massacre of Armenians.

"Important words have already been said in Turkey, but others are still expected so that shared grief can become shared destiny," Hollande said at a Yerevan ceremony marking the genocide's centenary.

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