A member of the German Bundestag Erika Stenbach, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party, urged Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to end the denial of the Armenian Genocide and apologize for the crime. German Bild writes about this.
Erika Stenbach made the statement ahead of Erdogan’s scheduled visit to Turkey on Monday.
“I urge Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to stop denying the genocide of Armenians and Assyrians by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire 99 years ago,” Steinbach said, adding that it is high time for Turkey to apologize to the descendants of the victims of the first genocide of the 20th century.
“It is Erdogan’s duty to face the truth nearly 100 years after that terrible crime and ensure that the Turkish textbooks do not distort this part of Turkish history,” said Steinbach.
Remind, that Turkish PM R. Erdogan traveled to Berlin Monday to try to boost relations between Germany and Turkey and obtain Berlin’s support to reinvigorate Turkey’s EU membership process. Turkish media informed about this.