Turkey's PM says 'irrational' for Germany to approve genocide resolution

By REUTERS
June 2, 2016 10:35

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday it would be "irrational" for the German parliament to approve a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a "genocide."

In a speech to officials from his ruling AK Party, Yildirim said the vote in Berlin, scheduled for Thursday, would be a test of the friendship between the two allies.

He also said security operations would continue against Kurdish militants until they cease attacks on security forces and lay down their weapons.


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