Germany Summons Turkish charge d’affaires Over Armenian Genocide Vote

Germany summons Turkish charge d'affaires over Armenian Genocide vote (Source: ArmRadio)
Germany summons Turkish charge d'affaires over Armenian Genocide vote (Source: ArmRadio)

Germany summons Turkish charge d’affaires over Armenian Genocide vote (Source: ArmRadio)

BERLIN (ArmRadio)—Germany’s foreign ministry on Tuesday asked in the Turkish charge d’affaires over the row sparked by a German parliamentary vote declaring the Ottomans’ World War I massacre of Armenians a genocide, Agence France Presse reports.

German parliamentarians of Turkish origin have received death threats over the vote, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused them of backing “terrorism.”

He added that they should undergo blood tests to see “what kind of Turks they are.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that these comments were met with “incomprehension” in Berlin.

A German foreign ministry source said that, with the Turkish ambassador currently recalled to Ankara, “today the Turkish charge d’affaires was invited to the foreign ministry for a talk about the events of recent days and the reactions to the Armenian resolution in the Bundestag.”

The talks with the high-ranking diplomat “focused on the traditionally close and trusting relations between Germany and Turkey and made clear that the most recent statements made to German MPs are at odds with this and were met with incomprehension,” the source added.

Erdogan had angrily condemned last week’s vote, charging that the 11 German MPs with Turkish roots who backed it supported “terrorism” by the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).

The June 2 vote further darkened Turkey’s ties with Germany, following recent disputes about press freedom in Turkey and a German TV satirist who insulted Erdogan, at a time when the EU is relying on Ankara to block the flow of migrants into Europe.

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  1. Norin said:

    They have a close and trusting relationship because Germany is responsible for 2 world wars in both of which it was the aggressor and Turkey was a staunch ally in ww1, they have been in bed together for well over 100 years. The Germans knew the Armenian Genocide plans, they rubber stamped it and may have even helped indirectly with logistics. Now they are pre emptively recognizing the AG as a moral gesture to absolve themselves of their participation. Recognition is great but how are we going to ever replace the countless generations lost due to the actual killings of our 1.5 million martyrs? How much did we lose as a people because of the actions of Germans and Turks?

  2. Masis said:

    He shouldn’t even talk about blood testing. Many Turks, perhaps himself, will end up with Armenian blood, as part of the Armenian Genocide include forceful Turkification of Armenians.

    He is proving that he is a racist pig, whose ideology is coercion, blackmail, and intolerance. He deserves no venue in any democracy.

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