Rome Says Turkey’s EU Bid Must Hinge on Genocide Recognition

ROME (AP)–Rome urged Italy on Thursday to block Turkey’s entry into the European Union until Turkey acknowledges wrongdoing in the early 20th-century killings of Armenia’s.

The resolution–unanimously approved by Rome’s city council–also urges Italy to formally call the killings a genocide.

Turkey wants to become a member of the European Union. The EU accepted it as a candidate last year but has made membership conditional–in part on improvemen’s in Turkey’s human rights record.

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