The date is set for genocide motion in Bundestag

It is declared that the motion for recognizing the Armenian Genocide will be voted on June in Bundestag.

According to DW Turkish's report, Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) First Secretary Michael Grosse-Brömer stated that the motion about the Armenian Genocide will be voted most probably on June 2. 

Common motion

Green Party co-chair Cem Özdemir spoke to AFP: “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 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. 

Özdemir: no turning back

Christian Democratic Union declared the date of the voting and Cem Özdemir also commented on this: “Christian Democratic Union keeps its promise. There is no turning back now.”

Green Party brought the motion to the parliament on 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 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 expressed the genocide.

Recently, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, during the meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, asked her whether the motion will be brought to the parliament and Merkel said that it will. 


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