Turkey's Ministry of Defense made a statement regarding the decisions of the US House of Representatives and the French National Assembly.
According to the statement, despite joint efforts, a final agreement could not be reached.
"The US's decision to impose sanctions on our country and the government officials on the agenda of the Armenian Genocide bill following the Operation Peace Spring is contrary to both the agreement signed on 17 October 2019 and the spirit of strategic alliance and NATO alliance. The decision of the French parliament to target the operation of the Peace Spring is nothing more than the effort to hide and distort the truth from the people of French and of the world," the statement argued.
“Turkey protects not only its own borders but also the borders of NATO. Turkey's security is the security of all of Europe, including NATO,” the ministry also added.
On Wednesday, the French Senate and National Assembly approved resolutions condemning Turkish offensive in northern Syria.
At the same time, the US House of Representatives has approved the bill including sanctions against Turkey due to military operations in Syria. The bill including ministers, military agreements, Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) and Halkbank passed through the parliament with 16 'no' against 403 'yes'.
The US House also voted to recognize the killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, marking such legislation to be voted for the first time in 35 years.