Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, within the framework of his parliamentary election campaign in Dortmund, Germany, criticized the German position with respect to the Armenian Genocide issue, reported the Die Welt daily of Germany.
Davutoglu on Sunday delivered a campaign speech in front of several thousand German Turks
“I’ve often spoken about this [matter] with [German Chancellor] Ms. [Angela] Merkel and presented this position to the parliament [i.e. the Bundestag] of Germany.
“Let no one try to give us [i.e. Turks] a history lesson with the so-called genocide allegations. If someone tries to give us a history lesson through the so-called genocide claims, we will tell them that we lived together with all the peoples of Anatolia for 1,000 years. We know how to speak with them and how we shall combine history.
“We will not allow people who can’t come to terms with their own past to teach us our history, or to question our values,” the Turkish PM specifically stated.
To note, Turkey’s next parliamentary election is slated for June 7.