EU Parliament Adopts Resolution Calling On Turkey To Recognize Armenian Genocide – 16 April 2015

RT logoThe EU Parliament urges Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide and pave the way for “a genuine reconciliation” between the two nations. Prior to the vote on a resolution, the Turkish President said Ankara would disregard any of Brussels’s decisions.

In the resolution put to the vote on Wednesday, MEPs called on Armenia and Turkey to “use the centenary of the Armenian genocide” to normalize diplomatic relations, open the border and pave the way for economic integration.

Using “examples of successful reconciliation between European nations,” the EU parliamentarians voted that Armenia and Turkey “without preconditions” should ratify and implement, “the protocols on the establishment of diplomatic relations, opening the border” as well as improve their relations, “with particular reference to cross-border cooperation and economic integration.”

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