In a narrow vote earlier this week, the Swedish parliament passed a motion stating that the killing of Armenians during World War I was genocide. The vote sparked angry criticism by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who then threatened to expel up to 100,000 illegal Armenian workers from his country. Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said his government would not adopt the parliament’s decision. He also made clear that he rejects to call the incidents of 1915 genocide.
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