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Pope denounces Armenian `genocide` in Yerevan visit

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey`s fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Erdogan blasts `tainted blood` of German MPs over genocide vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused German lawmakers of Turkish origin in the German parliament of having "tainted blood" after they backed a resolution recognising massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Armenia genocide vote will not destroy Turkish-German ties: Turkish PM

Armenia genocide vote will not destroy Turkish-German ties: Turkish PM

Turkey and Germany are "two very important allies" and the German parliament`s recognition of World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide will not destroy their relations, Turkey`s prime minister said Friday.

Turkey `recalls ambassador` over German genocide resolution

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Berlin after the German parliament passed a contentious resolution describing the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported, quoting the Turkish prime minister.

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

The German parliament, despite a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, on Thursday approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide". Turkey was equally scathing, calling the resolution a "historic mistake".

Germany risks Turkish fury with genocide vote

German lawmakers prepared to pass a resolution Thursday recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, as Turkey warned the vote would test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara.