Germany Faces Turkish Wrath After Recognizing Armenian Genocide

  • Erdogan warns of harm to ties, Merkel says they’re strong
  • Parliament passes measure as Germany needs Turkey on refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Photographer: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Germany’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to recognize the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 killings and deportations of Armenians as genocide, prompting Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan to warn that relations between the two countries will suffer.

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