Turkey recalls ambassador to Brazil over ’Armenian genocide’ legislation

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Brazil for consultation, after the Latin American countryand’s Senate passed legislation recognizing the massacre of Armenians during World War One in Turkey as andquotenocide.andquot
The ministry also summoned Braziland’s ambassador to Ankara on June 3 over the matter, it said in an emailed statement.
Muslim Turkey accepts that Christian Armenians died during the upheaval of World War One but rejects declarations or legislation by foreign governments that classify the deaths as genocide.
andquotWe view the decision by the Brazilian Senate that distorts reality and overlooks the law as irresponsible and we condemn it,andquot the Foreign Ministry said.
Armenians, two dozen countries and most Western scholars consider the killings genocide.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman