Recep Tayyip Erdogan ble personlig da han tirsdag kritiserte Frankrike for armenia-loven.

But the spat appears to have already aggravated the icy personal relationship between the French and Turkish leaders, embittered by Mr. Sarkozy’s vocal opposition to Turkey’s bid to join the EU. Mr. Erdogan said Tuesday that Mr. Sarkozy’s grandfather was an Ottoman Jew whose ancestors were banished during from Spain during the inquisition.

«Sarkozy cannot forget his past and cast a shadow over Ottoman tolerance,» Mr. Erdogan said.

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