Aug 24 2018
Chancellor Merkel: I do not consider the issue of Armenian Genocide
recognition in legal framework
Yerevan August 24
Naira Badalian. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman
Empire is not a legal issue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated at
a joint press conference with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
on August 24 in Yerevan.
According to Merkel, Germany remembers the terrible events of 1915
against the Armenian people. As she recalled, in June 2016 the
Bundestag adopted a resolution on recognition and condemnation of the
Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. "In accordance with the
spirit of this resolution, I have visited Tsitsernakaberd today, and
we realize that terrible events occurred in 1915. This fact should not
be forgotten, this is not a legal issue for me," Merkel said.