Italian Parliament Lower House Passes Armenian Genocide Motion

Italian Lower House Parliament Armenian Genicide

Rome, April 10, 2019


The Italian Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei deputati); which is the Lower house of the Parliament of Italy, approved on Wednesday a motion calling on the Italian government to “officially recognize the Armenian genocide” and to raise the profile of the Armenian Genocide issue within the international level.


Citing on a report in the Italian press, this motion has caused a public and diplomatic uproar amongst the Turkish denialist leadership and as a result, Massimo Gaiani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to Ankara, was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.


Accordingly, the Italian MPs have expressed their conviction that the acceptance of the Armenian Genocide recognition will ultimately lead to peace between the Armenian and Turkish people and of course, will pay an overdue acknowledgment to the victims of the crime of genocide, the first of its kind of the 20th century.


The bill to “officially recognize the Armenian genocide” was approved with 382 votes in favor, with no one voting against, and 43 abstentions by MPs from the opposition, center-right Forza Italia party.



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