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Erdogan to Berlin: be sensible on Armenia genocide bill

Erdogan to Berlin: be sensible on Armenia genocide bill

Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: DPA

Published: 31 May 2016 16:23 GMT+02:00

Speaking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone ahead of the vote in German parliament, Erdogan said: “We expect common sense from Germany with regard to the resolution,” the private NTV television reported.

Germany’s parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide”, despite strong warnings from Turkey.

Drawn up by the ruling left-right coalition and the opposition Greens, the resolution entitled “Remembrance and commemoration of the genocide of Armenians and other Christian minorities in 1915 and 1916” also carries the contested word throughout the text.

The vote comes just over a year after President Joachim Gauck became Germany’s highest ranking official to describe the massacre as a “genocide”, drawing a fierce response from Turkey.

Its timing is also awkward, as Germany and the European Union need Ankara to help stem a migrant influx even as tensions are rising between both sides over a string of issues, including human rights.

Cautioning against the vote, Turkey’s deputy prime minister and government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus said: “Germany must be careful concerning its relations with Turkey.”

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One Response

  1. Issues like this are decoys that attract our attention away from the process of “taxation without representation”.

    Issues like this can best be left for scholars. That being said, someone needs to tell Turkey that impeding historical research and discussion of the Armenian Massacres is harmful to all.

    One digression from the subject at hand. Turkey gets picked on a lot over the Armenian Massacres. NOBODY ever talks about the ARAB participation in the massacres. Take a look at the map of where the massacres took place. Most of them took place in what are now Arab states. At the time, these states were non-existent. At the time, Arab nationalism was in its infancy. Arabs were full citizens of the Ottoman Empire. Why does nobody talk of this? Why is modern Turkey singled out? I’ll offer the thesis that Turkish hyper-sensitivity to the issue has brought about additional criticism and focus on Turkey while leaving a large segment of the perpetrators unscathed by criticism and scrutiny.

    Back on topic, the politicians are best to take hands off acting as judges. They can best serve the public by insisting on the right to research, study and speak freely about their findings. I criticize Turkey more for impeding the study and discussion of the matter. I criticize politicians in the West for offering a decoy that distracts us from modern tyranny inflicted on the living in favor of demagogue “justice” for those long deceased.

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