In April 15, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Armenian Genocide. The resolution urges the EU member states to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, and encourages the EU Member States and institutions to contribute further to its recognition.
This is the second document adopted by the European Parliament, recognizing the Genocide of 1.5 million Armenians preplanned and implemented by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. The European Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide back in 28 September 2005.
Meanwhile the European Parliament resolution of July 18, 1987 particularly emphasized that the tragic events in 1915-1917 in the territory of the Ottoman Empire constitute genocide within the meaning of the Convention on the Prevention and the Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 1948. By this document the European Legislative body calls on the Council to obtain from Turkey the acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated in 1915-1917 and promote the establishment of a dialogue between Turkey and the Armenians.