September 29, 2015 - 16:30 AMT
Davutoglu slams Belgium's recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel in New York. The parties discussed various issues, with a special focus on Belgium's recognition of the Armenian Genocide, reports.

Michel assured Davutoglu that the resolution is of exclusively political significance with no legal consequences.

Davutoglu, in turn, expressed dissatisfaction over sanctions applied against MPs who voted against the resolution (referring to Mahinur Ozdemir, a Belgian MP of Turkish origin). According to Davutoglu, the Turkish side is ready to discuss all issues, including the question of the MP's expulsion, reports.

Belgian Senate recognized the Genocide in 1988, while the Prime Minister reiterated the country's stance on the issue on June 18 of this year.