Famous musician Serj Tankian, who is lead singer of the world-renowned American Armenian rock band System of a Down (SOAD), thanked all German Bundestag deputies of Turkish origin, who courageously voted for the resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide.
“I would like to personally thank all 11 German MPs of Turkish origin for bravely voting their conscience recognizing the Armenian Genocide in Germany’s Parliament. As a world community we should never allow truth tellers to be harassed by thugs associated with tyrants,” Tankian wrote on his Facebook account.
On June 2, the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, formally recognized the Armenian Genocide, with the aforesaid resolution and with only one vote against and one abstention. The resolution also notes that the Bundestag regrets that the German government at the time did nothing to stop this crime against humanity, and therefore the Bundestag also acknowledges the respective historical accountability of Germany.
Eleven Bundestag MPs of Turkish also voted in favor of the resolution. And in this connection, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that the blood of these deputies should be sent for analysis to find out whether they truly are Turks.