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Bundestag set to hold debate on Armenian Genocide today

The German Alliance 90/The Greens Party will make mention of the Armenian Genocide 100 years ago.

The bill to be presented by Cem Ozdemir, Chairman of the German Alliance 90/The Greens Party, notes that “the German Bundestag bows to the victims of forced displacement and massacre of the Armenians and Aramaeans, Assyrians and other Christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire, which began 100 years ago. It deplores the actions of the then Turkish government, almost full annihilation of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

The commemoration of the German Parliament will be an expression of special respect before Armenians as the oldest Christian nation on earth.

The bill states that “An honest appraisal of history is the most important basis for reconciliation It is given to a clear distinction between the guilt of the perpetrators and the

With the motion the German Bundestag will call on the Federal Government to encourage the Turkish side to face the history in order to lay the necessary foundation for reconciliation with the Armenian people. The German Government will be urged to continue to provide support scientific, civic and cultural exchange between Turkey and Armenia through budget resources, to actively support the Turkish-Armenian relations through scholarships for researchers, to encourage Turkish and Armenian government representatives to ratify the Zurich protocols signed in 2009 and resume diplomatic relations.

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