June 13, 2016
German MPs Of Turkish Origin Now Under Protection
Germany’s foreign ministry has put 11 German MPs of Turkish origin under police protection after they received several death threats. The MPs angered many Turkish nationalists by supporting Germany’s move to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. Since then, the foreign ministry has warned its politicians of Turkish decent to avoid traveling to Turkey for awhile, as their security could not be guaranteed. Turkish President Erdogan is no help, fueling the flames by chastising them, saying, “What sort of Turks are they?” Still, the 11 German lawmakers maintain they are simply Turks with an honest assessment of history.
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