German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves at Meseberg Palace on May 24, 2016 outside berlin. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees with her party that the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces should be branded a genocide but will not attend a parliament vote Thursday on the issue, her spokeswoman said.However, the German leader will not be able to attend the vote at the Bundestag due to other official engagements on her schedule, her spokeswoman said.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had also telephoned Merkel on Tuesday over the resolution, while Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called the vote "absurd".Ankara argues that 300,000 to 500,000 Armenians and as many Turks died in civil strife when Armenians rose up against their Ottoman rulers.
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