Germany's parliment has voted to approve a motion describing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago as genocide. DW spoke to the President of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammert.
Thousands of Kurds have staged peaceful protests in Hanover against Turkey's offensive in Afrin and Germany's foreign arms sales. The rallies came as violence over Afrin has spiked inside Germany in recent weeks.
The Dutch parliament has voted to recognize the deaths of Armenians during World War I as genocide. The decision is likely to enrage Turkey amid already strained relations with the Netherlands.
Syrian rebels have taken control of the town of Afrin, the Turkish president said. But a Kurdish official has denied that YPG fighters fled, saying Kurdish forces are still engaged in clashes over the strategic town.
Turks living in Germany have criticized insults made by a right-wing AfD politician in which he called them "camel drivers" and "fatherland-less riffraff." The Turkish community has threatened legal action.
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