German opposition urges Turks to ponder Armenia

Kathimerini, Greece
Feb 28 2005

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's conservative opposition has submitted a
parliamentary motion calling for Turkey to examine its role in the
killing of Armenians nearly a century ago, a senior lawmaker said
yesterday, drawing criticism from Ankara's ambassador in Berlin. The
motion urges the German government to push for Turkey to "look without
reservations at its role towards the Armenian people in the past and
present" and to "champion freedom of opinion in Turkey, particularly
concerning the massacre of Armenians." No date has been set for
any vote.