Paris wants "calm relations" with Turkey
France plans to cooperate with Turkey on a number of directions and wants the relations with that country to assume more calm nature, French spokesman Bernard Valero said, the GHN reported.
"Turkey is our strategic partner. We have not ceased to work with them closely both in bilateral and multilateral formats - in the framework of NATO and G20. We're cooperating in order to stop the violence in Syria, to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and developing cooperation in the Mediterranean region", Valero said.
Recall, after the French Senate had approved a bill that introduces criminal liability for denying the Armenian genocide, Turkey has severed diplomatic relations with Paris and spoke with a shattering criticism.
On the eve, during a telephone conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu thanked her for fer comment about the bill on the Armenian genocide adopted by the Senate of France, Day.Az reported with reference to TRT Russian.
It was reported that having called Clinton, Davutoglu personally thanked her for her comment on the bill draft.
On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State harshly condemned the French Senate for adopting a bill criminalizing denial of Armenian genocide.
"We'll never encourage the situation when the expression of thought is a crime. No matter what had happened and regardless the level of participation, an attempt to use government power to solve historical issues may have dangerous consequences", Clinton said.