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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Germany recognized the Armenian genocide, ignoring Turkey’s blackmail

The deputies of the German Parliament approved a resolution in which official Berlin recognizes the fact of Armenian genocide in Ottoman Empire in 1915. The Bundestag did not listen to Ankara, which Germany was being blackmailed by the breakdown of communication and the huge Turkish Diaspora in Germany.

photo: morguefile.com

In support of the document voted almost all the deputies of the Bundestag. Against the resolution made by only one member of Parliament, one abstained.

Shortly before the vote, the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim described the upcoming the German Parliament is voting as a “test of friendship”.

The Prime Minister has hinted that in Germany there are 3.5 million ethnic Turks, who make a significant contribution to the German economy.

It is not excluded that after the vote, Ankara will withdraw its Ambassador from Berlin — as it has done in other countries, the authorities which recognized the fact of premeditated extermination of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly stated that the German-Turkish relations would suffer irreparable damage.

As a result of mass extermination in the Ottoman Empire were destroyed and a half million Armenians. Many countries, including Russia, recognized the Armenian genocide. And in Switzerland and France for denying the Armenian genocide is a criminal offense.

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