Turkey Blasts Pope's Genocide Remark

April 13, 2015 6:23 PM

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Turkey leveled a new attack Monday against Pope Francis for his contention that the Ottoman Turk massacre of Armenians a century ago constituted genocide.

Ankara recalled its ambassador to the Vatican on Sunday after the pontiff described the massacre in 1915 of as many as 1.5 million Armenians as "the first genocide of the 20th century."

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