Bundestag deputy and member of Germany’s Social Democratic Party Steffen-Claudio Lemme disproved the statements to have called the Armenian Genocide “false” which the Azeri agency Trend attributes to him.
“I did not declare the genocide to be false. I think that the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire is a historical fact. The evidence is clear. Turkey as the Ottoman Empire’s successor state must take responsibility if the negotiations with the EU lead to a successful conclusion,” Steffen-Claudio Lemme said. “As a syndicalist and social-democrat, I cannot allow the publication of such untrue articles. It is unbearable for me to be concerned with such publications. Those responsible for the article broke all the journalistic standards. I again call the authors of that article to publish a denial immediately.”