Turkish broadcaster to freeze Euronews ties if 'genocide' bill passes

Turkish broadcaster to freeze Euronews ties if 'genocide' bill passes

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish broadcaster to freeze Euronews ties if genocide bill passes

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Turkey's state broadcaster TRT said it will suspend its partnership with Euronews news channel if a bill criminalizing the denial of Armenian genocide allegations is approved by the French Senate today.

TRT became a shareholder in Lyon-based Euronews and joined its supervisory board in 2009. TRT purchased 15.5% of the channel's shares and became one of  its main partners.

Officials said that TRT's suspension of its partnership would negatively affect news television channel Euronews.

French Senate will vote today on a bill which penalizes the rejection of Armenian genocide claims with a prison term of one year and a fine of 45,000 euro.

Turkey, France, genocide, armenia