TURKEY SUMMONS DUTCH CHARGE D’AFFAIRES OVER ARMENIAN ‘GENOCIDE’ VOTE

Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d’affaires Friday, a day after lawmakers in the Netherlands voted to recognize the early 1900s massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as “genocide”, an official said.

The Dutch diplomat was called to the foreign ministry in Ankara and Turkey “condemned” the parliament’s decision, a foreign ministry official told AFP, asking to remain anonymous. Ankara has long rejected the term “genocide” for describing the mass killings.

Source: National News Agency