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Turkey Warns Germany Against Recognizing Armenian 'Genocide'

The vote is expected in German Bundestag this week

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Turkey on May 31 warned Germany against approving a resolution recognizing the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide."> BNN

The vote is expected in Germany's Bundestag this week. The killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1917 is widely viewed by historians as the first genocide of the 20th century.

More than 20 nations have recognized it as genocide. Germany has not, but its ruling coalition has introduced a resolution to do so.

Turkey warned against the measure, however, which comes at a sensitive time for relations between Turkey and Germany. Bonn and the European Union need Ankara to honor an agreement to stem the past year's massive migration of refugees through Turkey to the EU.

Moreover, Germany has a large ethnic Turkish population of about 3 million, which has come out against the measure.

"Germany must be careful concerning its relations with Turkey," Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said.

"I do not think that the German parliament will destroy this relationship for the sake of two or three politicians" who put the resolution before the legislature.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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