Sweden parliament approves Armenian genocide resolution Jaclyn Belczyk at 4:12 PM ET
[JURIST] The Swedish Parliament [official website, in Swedish] on Thursday voted 131-130 to approve a resolution [text, in Swedish] that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide [JURIST news archive]. Of the 349 assembly members, 88 were absent [AP report]. The resolution was opposed by the ruling center-right coalition and supported by the opposition left. It passed when several members of the ruling party sided with the opposition. The Turkish government has condemned the resolution, recalling its ambassador to Sweden [Reuters report].
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