19575 - Luxemburg recognizes the Genocide of the Armenians

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi

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Luxemburg recognizes the Genocide of the Armenians, through the Parliament which voted the resolution unanimously. Luxemburg’s members of the parliament had received pressures on behalf of the ambassador of Turkey, but they considered this as unacceptable. Thus they followed the strategy of the European Parliament and recognized that the facts of 1915 can be characterized only with the word Genocide and no other. In this manner they accuse both the Ottoman Empire who initiated the Genocide and the Young Turks and Kemal who continued it. In other words Luxemburg changed positions radically with this decision and managed to overtake Germany, which after the statements of its President and its Chancellor is preparing for the recognition by its parliament. It is an interesting fact that Luxemburg, although its size, is one of the founding members of the European Union and comes to reinforce the context of the core towards the same direction, that is of the human rights. The anniversary, hence, works indeed as a catalyst for the recognitions and proves that the committee which the Turkish governmental institute appointed to mine any effort of recognition is not nearly effective. Something which practically means that the free countries do not fear the Turkish pressures and continue to produce the work due for Time and Humanity through the recognitions of the genocides.