Turkey’s prime minister says Ankara intends to take further measures in response to the German Parliament’s decision to label as genocide the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago. But he says no one should expect ties to “deteriorate entirely.”

Binali Yildirim said Friday that Germany had made a “historic” error, which it should rectify.

Turkey recalled its ambassador in Berlin for consultations after Thursday’s vote. Yildirim didn’t specify what else it might do.

Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I, an event viewed by many scholars as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Turkey disputes the description. It says the toll has been inflated and considers those killed victims of a civil war.

 

AP

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Amin
Amin
2016-06-03 19:58

Can you do it entirely?

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-04 11:40

And do not forget the slaughter of 500 to 750k assyrians and 500k greeks… Enver Pasha was a real SMF (sick mutha F…) and this idiot made Turky firtly do a Balkan war which has cost 220k dead then as he entered WW1, Turkey had 5M dead : 800k militaries and 4.2M civilians. 🙁 Turkey perfectly knows the (lesser) number of ppl assassinated : Enver’s triumvirat did records about it.For Armenians, it’s +1.6M that has been recorded. A french movie-cartoon that takes place partly in the “Enverland”, it’s an episode of the Corto Maltese’s adventures, I’ve found a subtitled version.… Read more »

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-04 16:43

“But he says no one should expect ties to “deteriorate entirely.””.
E.U. hopes the ties deteriorate entirely, in fact…