UN: mercenaries committed genocide against Yazidis

Investigators of the United Nations said today that ISIS gangs committed the crime of genocide against the Yazidi people in Syria and Iraq and sought to destroy the ethnic and religious sect, which includes 400 thousand people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes.

Investigators’ reports confirmed that the genocide against the Yazidi people continues till now and they incite the international community to save at least 3,200 Yazidi women and children who are still being held by ISIS gangs, calling for a referral the case to the International Criminal Court.

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Erdogan takes aim at German MPs on Armenia | DW

In actions that have sparked outrage in Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed retaliatory statements against German parliamentarians with ethnic Turkish backgrounds. The reason? On Thursday, they voted, together with nearly all their colleagues in the Bundestag, for a resolution recognizing massing killings in Armenia in 1918 as genocide. In addition, the resolution admitted the “complicity” of the German Empire in the crimes of Turkey’s predecessor state, the Ottoman Empire. Over 1.5 million Armenians died in the events approximately a century ago under the Ottoman Empire, but Turkey has steadfastly denied it was a genocide.

German members of parliament Özan Mutlu (Greens), Mahmut Özdemir (SPD), and Cemile Giousouf (CDU) have now had their Turkish identity called into question by Erdogan, who strictly rejects the crime being classified as genocide. Erdogan has now called for them to take a “blood test”, saying their Turkish identity should be checked as “their blood is impure”. Many of the MPs have also received death threats.

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