Turkey still trying to deny the obvious in mass murder of Armenians over a 100 years ago
The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".Turkey's idea of resovling the issue is to deny that the event happened. The leaders of Trukey deny the obvious everytime the issue is raised. If they were really interested in putting the issue behind them, they would apologize of the actions of their ancestors and move on.
Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower and rejects the term "genocide".
The vote heightened German-Turkish tensions at a time when Turkey's help is needed to stem the flow of migrants.
Turkey has recalled its ambassador and its leader threatened further action.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the recall was a first step and that the government would consider further action it might take in response to the vote.
"We will do whatever is necessary to resolve this issue," he said.