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    German Parliament Recognizes Armenian ’Genocide’

    How will history remember them? German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to smooth things over with Turkey after the Bundestag voted to join more than 20 other countries (and Pope Francis) in recognizing the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as “genocide.” Turkey’s not taking this lightly: President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn his ambassador from Berlin and implied that this could damage ties permanently. Meanwhile, the EU is still depending on Turkey to take in Europe’s migrants under the terms of a deal struck in March.

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