Turkey recalls Germany ambassador

Turkey recalls Germany ambassador
Posted at 8:26 AM, Jun 02, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey is recalling its ambassador to Germany for consultations after what he calls a "historic error" by the German parliament to recognize the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide.

The vote heightened tensions between Germany and Turkey at a time Ankara is playing a key role in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.

Yildirim said Turkish people take pride in in their past and that "there is no event in our past that would cause us to bow down our heads in embarrassment."