Here are two comments by Chirac:
1. "History shall and will be written by historians only"
when asked about the allegations of genocide against the French, in Algiers.
2. "Turkey must recognize the Armenian killings as genocide before joining the European Union." when asked about what transpired in Eastern Turkey in 1910-1915.
So, in typical French arrogance, history should be written when it comes to France but the same does not apply when it comes to anyone else, the French may pass judgement on matters that have nothing to do with them, matters that they have no knowledge on. Well, that's fair.
Additionally, the French were one of the vultures attempting to claim a piece of the crumbling Ottoman Empire in those days (pre and post WWI) and they were doing so by arming Nationalist Armenians so that they would commit terrorism, burn, destroy and kill Muslim communities. 1.5 million Muslims died in the process along with almost a million Armenians. One can pretty safely assume then that Muslim lives do not count, according to Mr. Chirac and here is the proof:
Here are some more links on the subject:
By the way, it was the same France that accused, tried, and found guilty, the Turkish Government in the 90's for the head-scarf ban in schools and government offices in Turkey stating that such bans were against freedom of speech and expression, thus "Un-European".
What did the French do last year in France, but ban the head-scarf from schools and government offices.
Arrogant, self-righteous, hypocrites never bothered to apologize to Turkey, either after causing hundreds of deaths bacuse of such rulings which did nothing but aid the extremist Muslim agenda in Turkey.
Once they got a taste of their own medicine though, the French were pretty darn quick in passing laws to ban and prohibit "freedoms of speech and religious expression".
And now, to further strain their relationship with Turkey, they want to pass a law where this alleged genocide that has nothing to do with them, may not even be argued against? What kind of freedom of speech and expression is that? The French kind, the kind that can be changed any time it does not fit their arrogant / not-so-well hidden agenda which in fact is the blocking the entry of a Muslim country into the EU.