This is an excellent, must-read article from the NYT. The article explores the political fall out after the German Parliament voted to recognize Armenian genocide. It reports that the Turkish government angrily denounced the vote as “null and void” and recalled its ambassador.
Germany’s deal with Turkey to restrict refugees reaching Germany has been widely criticized around the world. But the vote on Armenian genocide will have the reverse affect and people will again admire modern Germany. Of course, the two votes are not unrelated. It is likely that the Armenian vote could trigger a negative political reaction from Turkey.