Turkey recalls its ambassador in anger, after German MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as ‘genocide’.
German-Turkish relations are strong enough to withstand any differences in views, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said June 3, a day after parliament incurred Ankara’s wrath by passing a resolution recognizing the World War I-era killings of Ottoman Armenians as “genocide”
Turkey’s prime minister had warned that the vote was a “real test of friendship.” The resolution is symbolic but fraught with historic resonance.
Three Turkish parties at parliament condemned a June 2 resolution at Germany’s Bundestag recognizing the World War I-era killings of Ottoman Armenians as “genocide”
Turkey’s prime minister said relations between Berlin and Ankara “will be damaged” after Germany’s parliament voted to recognize the 1915 killing of Armenians by Turkish Ottomans as genocide.
Tensions between Germany and Turkey over the German recognition of the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide sparked a heated online debate.
Turkey summoned the German charge d’affairs in the absence of the ambassador after the approval of the “Armenian genocide” resolution at the Bundestag, according to Foreign Ministry sources.