Turkish foreign minister says German vote "irresponsible and groundless"

by Reuters
Thursday, 2 June 2016 11:49 GMT

ISTANBUL, June 2 (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday "irresponsible and groundless" decisions were no way to cover up one's own dark history, after lawmakers declared the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a "genocide".

"The way to close the dark pages in your own history is not to besmirch the history of other countries with irresponsible and groundless parliamentary decisions," he wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by David Dolan)

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