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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:35 AM







Germany’s foreign minister has said the Bundestag resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide is “non-binding,” following media reports the German cabinet would disavow the resolution so as to continue using Turkey’s Incirlik airbase.

"The German parliament naturally has the right and the freedom to pass any resolution it likes, but the Bundestag itself has said that not every resolution is legally binding," Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted by Reuters as saying on Friday.  

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