According to BBC News, a high authority in France has ruled that a new law that made it illegal to deny the Armenian genocide of 1915-1916 was unconstitutional.
While the law was passed by both houses, France’s Constitutional Council ruled against it because it infringed on a person’s freedom of expression.
The law caused a strain in relations between Turkey and France. In January 2012, Turkey halted military, economic and political contact with France because of the bill. However, with the bill being denied, Turkey is reconsidering opening its communication with the country.