EU Parliament labelled 'a circus' amid 1915 controversy

Turkish Minister Bozkir says he will return resolution letter on 1915 incidents 'without even opening it'.

EU Parliament labelled 'a circus' amid 1915 controversy

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's EU Minister Volkan Bozkir has called the European Parliament "a circus" following its controversial decision to label the deaths of Armenians in 1915 a "genocide", which Turkey rejects.

The minister's remarks came during a televised interview in Ankara on Thursday, a day after the European Parliament voted on the centenary of the 1915 events to reconfirm a 1987 resolution in which it first recognized them as "genocide".

Calling the outcome of the vote "a slander", Bozkir said the move proved the European Parliament was  "a circus where anyone from a hundred countries and who has no party discipline at all, can table a motion".

He said a letter from the parliament detailing the resolution, wouldl be handed to Selim Yener, the Turkish Ambassador to the EU, and "he will return the letter to them without even opening it".

"History was politicized with this decision," Bozkir said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Nisan 2015, 13:28