German Bundestag to hold a final vote on Armenian Genocide bill before the end of July




The German Bundestag is expected to hold a final discussion on the Armenian Genocide bill and put in on a vote before the summer break by the second half of July, historian Ashot Hayruni told reporters today.

It’s not yet clear what will be the final shape of the resolution, considering the constant pressure on the part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turks living and working  in Germany. As an example he reminded that a German MP recently quit his party because of his party recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

According to Hayruni, the bill pending at the Bundestag is more favorable than the one adopted in 2005. The current document clearly mentions that what happened to Armenians in 1915 was an example of genocide.

He added, however, that the bill is not 100 percent acceptable. It includes “dark” points, which the Armenian diplomatic corps should work to edit. As for the positive sides of the bill, they range from the preservation of the Armenian cultural heritage to the contribution to Armenian-Turkish dialogue.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS