June 6, 2019
House of Representatives of States General
2018-2019 Meeting Year
32 623 V
Current situation in North Africa and the Middle East
MOTION OF THE MEMBER VOORDEWIND C.S.
Proposed June 6, 2019
after hearing the deliberation,
Whereas on the memorial day of the Armenian genocide, April 24, Turkish President Erdogan called the Armenian genocide a relocation measure that made sense because “Armenian gangs killed Muslims”;
Whereas this shows that Turkey is still refusing to face its own history;
Whereas the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide and, with the unanimously adopted Rouvoet motion, instructed the government to constantly and emphatically raise the recognition of the Armenian genocide in the dialogue with Turkey;
Expresses disgust at the statements made by the Turkish President;
Calls on the government to distance itself from these judgments and to make this known to the Turkish government,
and proceeds to the order of the day.
Van der Staaij