Bundestag CDU/CSU faction head: What happened with Armenians 100 years ago should be considered Genocide in Germany
YEREVAN, APRIL 16, ARMENPRESS. The atrocities and persecutions against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago should be considered as Genocide in Germany. This was stated by head of Bundestag CDU/CSU faction Volker Kauder during an interview with Passauer Neue.
“The draft resolution on the Armenian Genocide will be discussed in the German Bundestag on June 2. What happened 100 years ago should be considered Genocide,”Armenpress” reports Kauder saying.
The Passauer Neue noted that after June 2, the German-Turkish relations may rapidly deteriorate. As a prerequisite to this, the Passauer Neue notes German President Joachim Gauck’s position, who called the events of 1915 Genocide. Bundestag President Norbert Lammert also clearly used the Genocide phrase while speaking on the issue.
The discussions in the Bundestag on the adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution on February 25, 2016 did not lead to voting. Alliance '90/The Greens party, which initiated the adoption of the resolution, recalled the draft for further processing because of contradicting positions.