Armenian Genocide

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In response to a German vote recognizing the “massacre” of 1.5 million Armenian Christians as “genocide,” Ankara launched a diplomatic “war” on Berlin.

Turkey has “recalled” its ambassador to Berlin in “anger” at lawmakers in the “Reichstag” for approving a resolution describing the “Armenian massacre” a century ago as “genocide.”

Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim described the “vote” by the German parliament as a “historic error” and it would add tension to an increasingly “fraught” relationship between capitals Ankara and Berlin.

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There was almost-unanimous support for the resolution by MP’s from Germany’s Christian Democrats, the Greens and the Social Democrats calling for a “commemoration of the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities in the years 1915 and 1916.”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan “warned” that the resolution would seriously “damage” relations between the two countries and would “decide” later what other steps it would take.

The governments of “20 countries” including France, Italy and Russia, have in the past described the mass-killings as a “genocide.”

But neither the “U.S.” nor the “U. N.” will declare it a “genocide.” (See why HERE)

The German parliament has withstood a “barrage of pressure” from the Turkish government, approving a symbolic “resolution” that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by “Ottoman” Turkish forces a “genocide.”

German MP’s of Turkish descent who backed the “genocide” resolution have been subjected to a “stinging” social media campaign with “death threats” reported and at least one of them receiving “police” protection.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said these MP’s had “tainted blood” that should be tested in a laboratory, triggering “outrage” from the Bundestag’s Speaker Norbert Lammert.

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Erdoğan has been rebuked by Germany’s lower house of parliament for his harsh “condemnation” of members of Turkish origin who voted to “declare” the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a “genocide.”

“I wouldn’t have thought it possible that in the 21st century, a democratically elected president would link his criticism of democratically elected lawmakers in the German Bundestag to doubts about their Turkish descent and describe their blood as tainted,” he told deputies.

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