Czech President wants his country has recognized the Armenian genocide

Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday, June 8, urged the Parliament to follow the example of German MPs to recognize the Armenian genocide.

He stated this during his visit to Armenia, reports DW.

Also during the visit to Yerevan Zeman laid a wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial, which was erected in memory of the Armenians killed in the Ottoman Empire.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the chamber of deputies of the Czech Parliament Jan Hamáček has criticized the appeal of the President of the country.

«I have long shared the views of those who believe that talking about historical events — a lot of historians, not politicians», — said the speaker of the Senate.

We will remind, on June 2, majority of the deputies of the Bundestag (German Parliament) approved a resolution recognizing the genocide the killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16.

In turn, Turkey has recalled its Ambassador from Berlin and threatened with deterioration of relations between the two countries.

According to historians, during the First world war in the Ottoman Empire, the successor of which was the Turkey, were killed about 1.5 million Armenians.

As of 2015, the Armenian genocide has been recognized by the parliaments of 29 countries. They were joined by the Vatican.

France is home to the largest in the EU, the Armenian Diaspora, the denial of the Armenian genocide of 1915 provides for criminal liability.

In 2014, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was then Prime Minister of Turkey, for the first time expressed his condolences to descendants of Armenians subjected to mass annihilation in the Ottoman Empire during the First world war.

Czech President wants his country has recognized the Armenian genocide 09.06.2016

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