• Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian genocide.

  • Ankara is recalling its ambassador and freezing political visits as well as joint military projects, including exercises.

  • The bill was passed by the French National Assembly yesterday and is due to go before the Senate next year. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has publicly opposed it.

  • Under the bill, those publicly denying genocide will face a year in jail and a fine of 58,000 dollars. Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915-16.