Turkey summons Vatican envoy over pope's 'genocide' remarks: TV

Turkey summons Vatican envoy over pope's 'genocide' remarks: TV
Aram I (R), head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia speaks with Pope Francis during an Armenian-Rite Mass marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, on April 12, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.

ANKARA - Turkey on Sunday summoned the Vatican envoy to Ankara to request an explanation over Pope Francis' use of the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I, television reports said.

The envoy had been summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara, the NTV and CNN-Turk channels said, without giving further details.

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