Eleven members of the Bundestag are of Turkish origin, have approved the resolution on the genocide of the Armenians, had provided additional police protection after they began to in his address insults and threats, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
According to the newspaper, this decision was taken by results of a meeting of MEPs with representatives of the Berlin police, the police of the German Bundestag and the Federal criminal police office of Germany.
“Threats to the deputies of Turkish origin are unacceptable,” said the newspaper, the interior Minister of Germany Thomas de Mezieres. He stressed that in Germany there are more than 3.5 immigrants from Turkey and most of them are “good neighbors and an important part of society” of Germany. “Criminals and extremists are isolated cases”, — he said.
Informed magazine Spiegel reported that the German foreign Ministry recommended that MPs with Turkish roots in the near future to visit Turkey.
On 2 June the German Parliament passed a resolution accusing the Ottoman Empire in the Armenian genocide during the First world war. The draft resolution was adopted in the first reading in the spring of 2015, but further approval was postponed indefinitely because of the reluctance to worsen relations with Turkey.
After the adoption of the resolution, Turkey recalled its Ambassador to Germany for consultation. In Ankara called the decision a “historic mistake” and blamed the incident “racist Armenian lobby.”
On 7 June the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara would take steps in response to a resolution of the Bundestag.