German Bundestag set to approve Armenian Genocide resolution

German Bundestag set to approve Armenian Genocide resolution

PanARMENIAN.Net - Co-chairman of the German political party Alliance '90/The Greens Cem Ozdemir -who is of Turkish descent - said that the Bundestag memberswill on June 2 approve a resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, reports citing Zaman newspaper.

On June 2, the Bundestag intends to approve a resolution condemning the century-old Ottoman massacre of Armenians by describing it as genocide. The majority of foreign policy specialists from the relevant parties have given a clear signal that they will support the resolution.

Ozdmir slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's proposal of creating a panel of historians for studying the issue as pointless.

According to him, Turkey must clarify its prioroties in the framework of the Armenian Question, adding that the Muslim country made a mistake by first signing the Zurich Protocols and later backing from them.

The Zurich Protocols constituted an agreement signed in 2009 between Armenia and Turkey designed to allow the opening of borders and to set up formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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