German recognition of Armenian genocide causes friction with Turkey
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.
- Franziska Brantner, Germany's Green Party MP and chair of Bundestag's sub-committee on conflict prevention, and crisis management.
- Dorian Jones, freelance reporter in Istanbul.
- Stephen Kinzer, author of Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant, Sujata Berry and Howard Goldenthal.