On January 29, 2015, anniversary of the recognition of the Armenian genocide by France, the Belgian MEP Gerolf Annemans (nationalist party Vlaams Belang “Flemish Interest”) submitted to European Parliament a bill calling Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide. The proposal is also signed by the French deputies of the Front National party, with its President Marine Lepen.
A. Considering these resolutions have not led the Turkish government to recognize the genocide;
B. Considering a century after the event, the time has come to initiate reconciliation;
1. Calls the Turkish government to officially recognize the genocide in 1915 by the last government of the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians living in Turkey;
2. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Turkish government, the Armenian government, the Commission, the Council and the Presidents of the Parliament of the Republic of Turkey and the Parliament of the Republic of Armenia.
Jean Eckian / Paris
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