The parliamentary resolution states that the German government should "fully contribute to a broad public discussion of the expulsion and mass extermination of Armenians in the 1915-1916 years in the Ottoman Empire." The document also states that the Turkish authorities refuse to recognize the fact that the killings and expulsions of the Armenian population during the First World War were massive and systematic.
A few days before, the Turkish government announced that a vote on the resolution in the Bundestag would be a "test of German-Turkish relations." In addition, it was stated that the German parliament "should not make irrational decisions." Now, according to the logic of official Ankara, “test” Germany “failed” ... It became known about Ankara’s initiative to withdraw its ambassador Hussein Karslioglu from Berlin.
But the adoption of the resolution was appreciated in Armenia, where today all the main media call the decision of the German deputies historical.
It is noteworthy that at the time of the vote, Angela Merkel was absent in the Bundestag hall. Her press office announced that the Chancellor had "an important meeting scheduled." It can be assumed that Merkel deliberately did not appear in the polling station to try to distance herself from the adopted resolution, supported by her party.