Merkel Moves to Ease Turkey Tension by Clarifying Genocide VoteBy and
Conciliatory tone seeks to smooth relations with Erdogan
Merkel spokesman says government defends parliament’s rights
German Chancellor Angela Merkel clarified her government’s position on a three-month-old parliamentary vote recognizing the killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, a move meant to strike a conciliatory tone and ease tensions with Turkey.
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