The Turkish government announced it was recalling its ambassador to Brazil following a decision by the Brazilian senate to recognise the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide.
Turkey stated that their ambassador had been recalled for consultations and also said it had summoned Brazil’s ambassador to Ankara over the senate decision.
“We view the decision by the Brazilian Senate that distorts reality and overlooks the law as irresponsible and we condemn it,” said the Foreign Ministry.
Meanwhile, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said the recognition was “an important move supporting the international community’s efforts towards prevention of genocides and new crimes against humanity”.
See more in our earlier post: Armenia welcomes Brazilian recognition of genocide (04 Jun 2015)