Kurdish party of Turkey does not join Anti-Armenian statement

By Yerakouyn Media | Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Three political parties in the Turkish Parliament have issued a statement that condemns the resolution on Armenian Genocide recognition, and which is on the agenda of the German Bundestag.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as well as the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) issued a joint statement in connection with the forthcoming voting on this resolution, according to Birgün daily of Turkey.

But once again, the pro-Kurdish “Peoples’ Democratic Party” (HDP) MPs refused to sign under this anti-Armenian statement.

The statement notes that the passing of the Armenian resolution in the Bundestag will jeopardize Turkish-German allied and friendship relations.

The resolution, entitled “Remembrance and commemoration of the genocide of Armenians and other Christian minorities in 1915 and 1916,” will be put to a vote in the lower house of the German parliament on Thursday.