BERLIN (Armradio) — The German Bundestag is set to vote on a motion for recognition of the Armenian Genocide on June 2, Deutsche Welle’s Turkish Service quoted Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) First Secretary Michael Grosse-Brömer as saying, Agos reports.

Speaking to AFP, Green Party Co-Chair Cem Özdemir said: “We would like this motion to be brought to Bundestag sooner. However, there is something more important than the date, which is the fact that all political parties will speak the same.”

Özdemir also said, “Finally, there will be a clear and explicit statement in Bundestag. Yes, the name of the crime committed against Armenians in Ottoman era is genocide. Moreover, Germany is also responsible for it.”

“Christian Democratic Union keeps its promise. There is no turning back now,” Özdemir said.

Green Party brought the motion to the parliament in February, but the voting was postponed, since coalition parties Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) demanded a common motion.

Bundestag discussed a motion on April 24, 2015 for the first time, but there was no voting. While the government avoided using the term “genocide”, President Joachim Gauck and President of Bundestag Norbert Lammert openly used the word “genocide” to describe the events of 1915.

At a recent meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian Chancellor Angela Merkel assured the bill would be brought to Parliament.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

WikiLeaks Posts Document Regarding Armenian-Turkish Protocols

Switzerland’s capacity for facilitation and mediation, such as Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, generally enjoy…

Gourgen Yanikian’s Remains to be Re-buried in Yerevan

YEREVAN — The remains of Gourgen Yanikian, who inspired the founding of…

Tigran Mansurian and Constantine Orbelian Get Grammy Nominations

NEW YORK — Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian’s Requiem has been nominated for…

Armenia’s Creative Revolution in Los Angeles

GLENDALE – On Friday, June 29, a passionate crowd of nearly 500…