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German recognition of Armenian genocide causes friction with Turkey

What impact will strained German-Turkish relations have on the EU and the migrant crisis?
Turkey's new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim condemned the move from Germany to recognize the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a 'genocide,' but didn't say relations would be harmed irreparably. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)
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On June 2, Germany formally recognized the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a "genocide," joining more than 20 countries to categorize the century-old massacre as such.

At a time when relations between Germany and Turkey are already tense — with Germany depending on Turkey to slow the flow of refugees into Europe — The Current discusses the potential ripple effects the resolution will have for the European Union and the migrant crisis.


This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant, Sujata Berry and Howard Goldenthal.