The Turkish government on Thursday, June 2, 2016 recalled its ambassador from Germany as a protest against the parliamentary resolution in Berlin stating the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 as a genocide. http://kriminal.id/
Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the German Parliament’s decision to recognize the 1915 genocide would “seriously affect the relationship between Turkey and Germany”. Erdogan called the withdrawal of its ambassador as a first step, and Ankara will discuss the next steps they would take.
“One way to close a dark page in your history is to not tarnish the history of other countries with a parliamentary decision irresponsible and without foundation,” denounces Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu via Twitter, as reported by Reuters on Friday (03/06/2016 ).
German Parliament’s decision to recognize the genocide was carried out in 1915 when the EU is dependent upon Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Moreover, this statement also has the potential to cause tension in the community of Turkish descent in Germany which is quite large.
The issue of the massacre of Armenians in 1915 is a sensitive issue that emerged over the years. While acknowledging the existence of the murder, Turkey refused to call the events that occurred amid the turmoil of World War I as a genocide and calling of Armenians who died as victims of war and unrest.
Previously, Ankara has threatened to sever ties with France over the issue of this genocide. Turkey also never pull its ambassador from the Vatican for Pope Francis speech that called the event in 1915 as the first genocide in the 20th century.
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