Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic, asked Turkey to call the events in the Turkification campaign a genocide. The Turkish government responded that Prokopis's statements had no 'no historical or legal consistency', and has said that to make the assertion that there was a genocide goes against friendship between the two nations.
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