During the First World War Germany as an ally was well aware of the Young Turks' plans and shared responsibility for a genocide perpetrated against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, chairman of the state parliament of Berlin Ralf Wieland said.
The state parliament of Berlin organized a commemoration event dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The speakers called on Turkey to recognize the Genocide in order to prevent repetition of similar crimes against humanity.
President the state parliament of Berlin touched upon the role of Germany: “During the First World War, Kaiser's German,y as an ally, knew about the plans of the Young Turk government, and shared with them the responsibility for perpetrating a genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The German side was aware, however, prevention of the crime was not in the interests of the country”.