The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has “strongly” condemned the use of the phrase “large-scale massacre” in the Bulgarian parliament decision with respect to the Armenian Genocide.
As per the MFA statement, this decision regarding the events of 1915 “demonstrates an antagonistic attitude towards Turkey.”
“No doubt, this decision will negatively affect Turkey-Bulgaria relations.
“These views have also been expressed to Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Ankara, who has been invited to our Ministry today,” the statement also reads.
In recent times, the Turkish MFA has manifested similar reactions also to Cyprus, the Vatican, Germany, Austria, France, Russia, and the US.
In the case of the Vatican and Austria, however, Turkey has even recalled its ambassadors to these states.