Turkey warns Germany against apparent Genocide recognition

Turkey warns Germany against apparent Genocide recognition

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Turkish government on Wednesday, May 18 cautioned Germany against classifying a century-old Ottoman Empire campaign to deport and kill Armenians as genocide, Asbarez says citing a report by the German dpa.

The warning came less than a month before the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany‘s parliament, is set to discuss the topic.

“Speaking about it without historical or legal proof is nothing other than a misuse of political power,” said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, adding that the issue has actually been put to rest, but is “continually put on the agenda again and again under different pretexts.”

On May 9, one of the Vice Presidents of Bundestag, Claudia Roth, remembered that Ambassador of Turkey to Germany, Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu, warned Bundestag about the draft bill on Recognizing the Armenian Genocide and responded “We don’t accept it. I hope the groups in parliament won’t obey Turkey once again and the draft will be accepted as planned.”

The German government is set to vote on the resolution on June 2 whether to officially condemn the displacement and killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

1.5 million Armenians were killed during the Genocide in 1915.

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