sábado, 4 de junho de 2016

Relations between Germany and Turkey worsen because of Armenian massacre

The Turkish Prime Minister, Binaly Yildrim, stated that the German Parliament made a mistake to give in to the "Armenian lobby" by approving, on Thursday, a resolution declaring as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians in 1915 by the Ottoman forces.

During the press conference, the Prime Minister ressalvou, however, that one should not "expect that relationships suddenly deteriorate completely because of this decision or of similar decisions."

On the day of the vote, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the Act would affect Turkish German relations, calling the Ankara Ambassador in Berlin for talks.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, considered pa rt of democracy tackle difficult issues and expressed the wish that Germany can contribute to boost the dialogue between Turkey and Armenia.

Hundreds of people protested in front of the German Consulate in Istanbul, condemning the action of the German Parliament.

The resolution of the Bundestag can put in laughter the agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees to change, for example, of 6000 million euros and exemption of visas for Turkish citizens who want to travel to Europe.

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