Merkel responded to the claim of Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide deputies


German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the strange accusations of Turkey to the address of the Bundestag deputies of Turkish origin voted for the resolution on recognition of the Armenian genocide. She stated this at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Berlin, reports Reuters.

“Without exception, the members of the lower house chamber of the German Parliament freely elected, and accusations and statements that were made by the Turkish side, strange,” — said Merkel.

Sunday, June 5, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out on the Bundestag to recognize the Armenian genocide. He said that adopting a resolution, Germany is behaving hypocritically, given her own history.

In the German media also broke the statement of the Turkish President that the Bundestag deputies of Turkish origin voted for the resolution on recognition of the Armenian genocide, “have stained my blood and they should test it in the lab,” says Reuters.

A resolution recognizing as genocide the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, was adopted by the Bundestag on 2 June by an overwhelming majority. Turkey, successor of the Ottoman Empire, claims that the killings of Armenians during the First world war were not their purposeful destruction, and should not called a genocide.

Immediately after the adoption of the resolution, Turkey recalled its Ambassador from Germany, followed a call by Berlin its attorney in Ankara. On Tuesday, June 7, the Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in response to a resolution of the Bundestag will be taken.