Turkey's Erdogan: 'I condemn the pope' over Armenia genocide comment

April 14, 2015 4:41 PM

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Turkey's Erdogan: 'I condemn the pope' over Armenia genocide comment

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he condemned Pope Francis on Tuesday for comments that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide and warned him not to make such a statement again.

The pope became the first head of the Roman Catholic church to publicly call the killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians "genocide" on Sunday, prompting a diplomatic row with Turkey, which summoned the Vatican's envoy and recalled its own.

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