Recognition of so-called "Armenian genocide" to be discussed in Israeli parliament

Wed 23 May 2018 16:45 GMT | 20:45 Local Time

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Israeli parliamentarians decided to hold a plenary discussion on the recognition of the so-called. "Armenian genocide" against the backdrop of worsening relations with Turkey, Knesset's (Israel's parliament) press-service reports.

The decision was not met with objections from the government, which in the past tried to block such initiatives.

Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of Turkey - the Ottoman Empire - committed the so-called "genocide" against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.

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