“By signing a decree declaring April 24 the day of memory of the so-called "Armenian genocide", Macron made a big mistake,” he added.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also stressed that by signing the decree, the French president grossly violated international law.
“Before making such a decision, the French president should recall the dark moments of the history of his country,” he said.
On April 10, President Macron signed a decree declaring April 24 as the national day of memory of the so-called "Armenian genocide".
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.