The Reichstag building, the seat of the lower house of parliament Bundestag is pictured in Berlin, Germany, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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The German parliament is preparing a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide," a move that risks stirring anger in Turkey.The draft resolution, seen by AFP Thursday, carries the contested word "genocide" throughout the text, and comes just over a year after President Joachim Gauck used it to describe the massacre, drawing an angry response from Turkey.In a landmark speech last year, Gauck became the highest-ranking German official to use the word genocide to describe the killings.He also underlined German responsibility, saying the empire, then allied with the Ottomans, deployed soldiers who participated in the deportations of Armenians.
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