Turks in Ankara protest a resolution by Germany’s Parliament that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Turkey said Friday that Germany was still a key ally despite Ankara's fury over a Parliament resolution that recognized the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.Thursday the German lower house passed a nonbinding resolution recognizing the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 under the Ottoman Empire as genocide, prompting Ankara to recall its ambassador from Berlin for consultations. The dispute sparked alarm over the potential damage to relations between Turkey and Germany at a sensitive time when the two sides are working together to implement a deal seeking to halt illegal migration to the EU.
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