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Calmy-Rey discusses human rights in Turkey

Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has held talks with her Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of a World Economic Forum regional meeting in Istanbul.

Calmy-Rey and Turkey's foreign minister, Ali Babacan, on Saturday discussed relations between the two countries and the European Union.

The pair also broached the human rights situation in Turkey and the issue of Armenians and Kurds.

On October 21, a district court in Switzerland found three Turkish defendants guilty of denying the Armenian holocaust.

The Turkish government vehemently rejects that genocide took place 90 years ago in the Ottoman Empire.

Calmy-Rey also discussed bilateral relations with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidas Djelic.

There has been tension between the two governments since Switzerland officially recognised the independence of Kosovo in February.


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