German Parliament to Describe Slaughter of Armenians as Genocide in Resolution for Anniversary

Germany's Parliament is set to use the term genocide in a resolution marking the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, and the foreign minister is expressing understanding for those who use the word. Germany's government has so far avoided using the term, which Turkey rejects. Still, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Monday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper: "One could want to summarize what happened then in the term 'genocide,' and I can well understand the reasons and certainly the feelings for that."