by Tatevik Shahunyan
French President Francois Hollande has welcomed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's condolences over Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1923, but said it is still "not enough."
Hollande, who attended a ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Paris on 24 April, told reporters following the event that Erdogan's condolence for slain Armenians "was a word that needed to be heard," adding that it is still not enough. "It was needed to be said and it was expressed," Hollande said.
Hollande highlighted that there is a progress, but he said the expectation of not only Armenians but also those who seek freedom and reality is the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. "And we will stand by them," Hollande said.
The French president is expected to visit Yerevan on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.