French President François Hollande arrived in Turkey for a two-day visit on Monday. During this first state visit by a French president to Turkey in 22 years the economy – and in particular French plans to build a nuclear power plant in the country – is at the top of the agenda, the liberal daily Taraf comments: “Hollande is accompanied by an entire armada of businessmen and women. The subjects French presidents usually discuss on their foreign visits – such as democracy and human rights or in this case the genocide of the Armenians – are being completely left out.
The first indication that the economy is the main theme was the visit by Minister of Industry Arnaud Montebourg last October. … A nuclear power plant instead of the genocide of the Armenians. That’s how crazy we’ve become.”
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