Turkey welcomes Sweden’s decision, Hurriyet daily reports. In his speech delivered at a synagogue on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sweden’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag mentioned the Armenian Genocide, which caused diplomatic tension in Ankara.
Stockholm immediately assured Ankara, saying that the statement was made by Eric Ullenhag privately and the Swedish government does not bear responsibility for it.
On January 27, Sweden’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag mentioned the Armenian Genocide in his speech delivered at the synagogue on Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Minister recalled the words which are said to be uttered by Adolf Hitelr “Who remembers the Armenians?”
On March 11, 2010, the Swedish parliament voted for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.