EU's Schulz Told Turkey He Understood Reaction to Genocide Vote

European Parliament President Martin Schulz told Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday he "understands" Ankara's reaction to a vote calling the 1915 mass killing of Armenians a genocide, sources in the prime minister's office said.
In a telephone call, Schulz also said the vote was made in his absence, the sources, who declined to be identified, said.