The question of recognition of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Empire in 1915 was another bone of contention in the already heated in recent times the relations between Europe and Turkey. On the background of the crisis with the signing of immigration agreements between Ankara and the European Union, Turkish authorities apprehended “in bayonets” virtually unanimous decision of deputies (vs was only one vote) of the Bundestag to recognize the Armenian genocide really took place.
Their indignation at the outcome of the vote in the Bundestag about the official recognition of the massacre of Armenians in Turkish Anatolia already stated by the Minister of justice of Turkey Bekir Bozdag. According to him, the authorities of Germany it would be nice to remember their own ugly history, before the climb with his condemnation to other countries, says the Agency Anadolu.
“The Germans at the time burned the Jews in ovens, and now you’re accusing us of genocide. Look around you and look at your own history”, – the Minister said, pointedly adding that the Turkish people never forget their friends nor foes”.
“Europe is simply afraid that Turkey will become strong,” he suggested.Related posts: