Persecution of Christians
The expected vote on recognizing the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as a "genocide" was removed from the Knesset's agenda for the week as of May 29, Israeli media has reported.
Israeli lawmakers on May 23 approved a motion to hold a plenary debate on "recognizing the Armenian genocide," as relations between Israel and Turkey continue their downward spiral.
Thessaloniki mayor Yannis Boutaris on Monday described those who attacked him during an event on Saturday commemorating the massacre of Pontian Greeks by Turks during World War I as "organized fascists."
Boutaris was briefly hospitalized after being thrown to the ground, kicked and punched by about 12 people.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has condemned a recent motion in the Dutch parliament that recognized the 1915 mass killing of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.”
Turkey on Feb. 22 strongly condemned the Dutch parliament’s motion recognizing Armenian allegations of “genocide” during the events of 1915.
Turkish Foreign Ministry on Feb. 17 summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires over reports that a Dutch politician was expected to submit a motion to the parliament recognizing the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as “genocide.”