Merkel says won’t distance herself from Armenian Genocide resolution

Merkel says won’t distance herself from Armenian Genocide resolution

PanARMENIAN.Net - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not going to distance herself from resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

German CDU politician Volker Kauder said Merkel in a conversation has pledged to defend the Bundestag’s resolution.

Also, the German government on Friday, September 2 said it was not distancing itself from a parliamentary resolution on the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces that has strained ties with Turkey, but emphasized that the measure was not legally binding.

"There can be no talk of the German government distancing itself from the Armenia resolution," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters at the regular news conference.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Aug. 29 that German lawmakers will be granted permission to visit Incirlik air base only after the German government distances itself from a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide

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