Responding to journalists' questions, President Gül stated, "This decision by the Constitutional Council shows just how strong the institutions are. With this ruling, the Constitutional Council has actually saved France's esteem. By expressing that freedom of thought in France can be defended and expressed even if it contradicts the state's official stance, this decision has saved France."
Gül went on to emphasize that the historical strife between Turkey and Armenia is actually something that can be dealt with between the two nations, and stated, "It would be very wrong for third-party nations to become involved. They wouldn't be able to help and quite the contrary it could result in making the situation impossible to overcome. The Joint Historical Commission idea is a courageous one put forth by Turkey."
Speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly (TBMM) Cemil Çiçek states, "The Constitutional Council ruling, which was based on the law's legality, is compatible with France's democratic tradition and experience as a state of law."
'WE HAVE WITNESSED THE SUPERIORITY OF THE LAW'
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu also responded to journalists questions on the overturning of France's 'denial' law, by stating, "We have seen the superiority of the law in France and witnessed their ethic values. France's Constitutional Council has rectified a legal strike that was made on France's history."
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