European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, right, in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
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Turkey Friday summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to condemn the vote by lawmakers in the Netherlands to recognize as genocide the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.Thursday's vote saw MPs voting 142 to 3 in favor of the proposal that the Parliament refer to the massacre as "the Armenian Genocide". The vote comes at a low point in diplomatic ties between the Netherlands and Turkey after a Dutch decision earlier this month to withdraw its ambassador.The Dutch ambassador had not had access to Turkey since March 2017 .
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