Turkey Discards Armenian Genocide Motion from European Parliament

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The European Parliament voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide on April 15.

ANKARA—Turkey has discarded a European Parliament motion recognizing the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule during World War I as genocide, as a senior EU official warned Ankara about the consequences of its reaction to statements made by countries and organizations labeling the mass killings genocide, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The European Parliament sent its motion to the office of the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU on April 29, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reports. The office sent back the motion on April 30, with a statement by the Permanent Delegation of Turkey attached expressing Turkey’s anger.

In a response, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, “The European Parliament repeated the same exact mistake it made in the past, by being incompatible with international law and exceeding its competence.”

“We return this text, which is an unprecedented example of incoherence in all aspects, verbatim to the abovementioned institution so that the text finds its place among the documents that the European Parliament will shy away from remembering in the future,” the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement released on April 15, only hours after the adoption of the motion in Brussels.

Almost simultaneously with Ankara’s move of returning the motion, the commissioner in charge of EU enlargement argued that Turkey’s backlash against European countries calling the 1915 killings genocide will complicate Ankara’s ambitions to join the EU.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn told Austrian newspaper Der Standard on April 30 that Ankara’s “very harsh” reaction should be seen in the context of the upcoming June elections.

“This [response] may be quite popular in parts of the country and among certain parts of the population. But what worries me are the long-term consequences,” Hahn said. “The seeds of an anti-European and anti-Western stance are thus sown, which, from today’s perspective, make a future [EU] entry very difficult.”

Turkey has rebuked several EU members including Germany and Austria whose parliaments recognized the Armenian Genocide in resolutions marking the 100th anniversary of the tragic event.

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  1. mgl said:

    It seems that Europe finally wakes up and realize what is Turkey is about and how to keep it in the place.

  2. April 24 @ 24/7/365 said:

    Turkey’s discard is are toothless as a paper tiger. Besides, mission accomplished. The Franco-German alliance has successfully and permanently thwarted any fantastic notion of Turkey’s entry into the EU.

  3. April 24 @ 24/7/365 said:

    Turkey’s discard is as toothless as a paper tiger. Besides, mission accomplished. The Franco-German alliance has successfully and permanently thwarted any fantastic notion of Turkey’s entry into the EU.

  4. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    TURKEY DENIES EVERY ARMENIAN TRACE

    Turkey became devils land
    after it was so civilized by 1001 Armenian Churches… 
    Turkey became a savage place
    by destroying thousand churches

    Turkey Denies
    Throwing innocents in valleys, rivers, lakes…

    Turkey denies every kind of rapes…
    Never documented , anywhere else.

    Turkey denies using Kazookhs
    After beheading heads…
    Praising them like their flags…
    Showing the world their ugly crimes…

    Turkey denies nuding
    Armenian females of every age …
    With their babies in cold, windy days…ready to rape
    Without shame… with laughs…without confess…

    Turkey denies crucifying under aged…
    By many ways…even inducing
    Woods in female’s secret organs…
    No one can believe such inhumane hands…
    Could commit such unethical, ugly crimes…

    Turkey denies slashing pregnant wombs
    To guess the unknown sex…

    Turkey denies… wiping old men
    Who walked through the desert bare…
    Wiping them merciless…till the last breath…

    Turkey denies collecting humans
    In caves and burning them…

    Turkey denies … shooting thirsty humans
    Arrived to touch water in the desert shades…

    Turkey denies burning children
    Throwing them in front of mothers in hays…
    Repeating … “come and catch your lions…!”

    Turkey denies collecting villagers pushing
    Them in praying homes…
    And scolding them like in ovens …

    Turkey denies that they have collected 
    All the orphans under age five 
    Turkified them to be soldiers.  

    Turkey denies
    And why the savages deny…?

    Even if God arrives
    They will continue to lie..deny…

    Deny… Deny… Deny …
    Is their sacredness…

    They are sitting in Armenian homes …
    Enjoying their planted fruits and
    knowing very well…they are never able
    building such homes with carved stones…
    Still they deny …That they build all…how and which year …?

    Turkey Denies cutting the tongues
    Who spoke Armenian Alphabets …

    Turkey denies Changing Armenian names
    to Turkish which is never Turkish-ian
    but Arabian before Allah-ian faiths…

    Turkey denies forcing Armenians to change their faiths
    to become faithless like thems…

    Turkey Denies …
    Denies…
    Denies…

    Do this race belongs to this planet…
    or they arrived from somewhere else
    to convince the world’s populace
    that they never committed slayings in any case
    Calling themselves the Muhamadian race…
    Without knowing its rules and grace…

    Sylva~MD~Poetry
    May 1, 2015

  5. Edward Demian said:

    Turkey’s empire is still threatening Europe and all it’s neighbors. Let’s face it, Turkey is too big, too Islamo-fascist, too aggressive, and too powerful for it’s neighbors. If Turkey was to be dismantled into its ethnic components, it would be no bigger than Azerbaijan. Taking the Kurds out of the equation, demographically and geographically would leave Turkey a shadow if its former self. Take out the Armenians, the Pontus Greeks, Allawis, the Hemshin, and other 300 odd ethnic groups, you’d be hard pressed to find any Turks. Turkey is a Muslim Myth. Like the Soviet Union. And if the Soviet Union fell, than what is Turkey? They will make a big international political mistake some day, and they will fall like a sack of wet horse manure in a paper sack. All we have to do is persevere. Survive. Hold on to what we have. I have faith.

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