Turkey summons Italian ambassador after Armenian genocide motion

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador to Ankara, Massimo Gaiani, following a motion submitted to the Italian parliament to recognise the Armenian genocide, opposition newspaper Sözcü reported on Tuesday, citing Italian media.

The Italian parliament is preparing to vote on the motion submitted by the country’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement to the Chamber of Deputies on the 1915 massacre Armenians during World War One, the newspaper said.

Turkey denies that the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide

Governments and parliaments of 29 countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, have recognised the events of 1915 as genocide.