France's Sarkozy urges mutual respect of views
PRAGUE - Agence France-Presse
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. AFP PhotoFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday urged the mutual respect of views between his country and Turkey amid a row over France's criminalisation of the denial of the Armenian claims of genocide.
"I respect the views of our Turkish friends -- it's a great country, a great civilisation -- and they must respect ours," Sarkozy said in Prague where he is attending the funeral of late Czech president and revolution icon Vaclav Havel.