Bundestag to host discussion on Armenian Genocide recognition

Bundestag to host discussion on Armenian Genocide recognition

PanARMENIAN.Net - The issue of Germany’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide will be discussed on February 24, Ermenihaber.am reports citing Turkish media.

According to sources, draft resolutions on the massacres were introduced to Bundestag by the Left Party and the Alliance '90/The Greens. The discussions are set to last 38 minutes.

To remind, the German Bundestag had characterized the massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide. In order to create a comprehensive text, the German authorities and the opposition had agreed to transfer the issue to the Foreign Relations and Human Rights Committee.

Bundestag Speaker Norbert Lamert, German President Joachim Gauck, as well as Alliance '90/The Greens’ co-chairman Cem Ozdemir have at various points spoken out on Germany’s own share in the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians.

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