A Journal of People report
03 June, 2016
Withstanding a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, the German parliament has approved a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish Sultanat was ‘genocide’. The Turkish government reacted angrily to the resolution adopted by the German parliament. Turkey has protested by recalling its ambassador to Germany. At the same time, a group of Turks and Kurds has launched a campaign in Britain to boycott one of Turkey’s main sources of income – tourism.
Last year, Austria passed similar resolution recognizing the killings of Armenians as genocide. The Austrian resolution irked Turkey that also led it to recall its ambassador from Vienna. Turkey also warned Austria of “permanent negative effects” on relations.Read More »