Why do some people consider being a guest in someone else's country wholly different from being a guest in someone's house? Why is bad behaviour in the former acceptable? They're trying to infringe on the democratic mandate of the German people, plus these odious individuals are denying an indisputable historical fact. Tolerance should not be extended to the intolerant. If Europe does not accept open holocaust denial, why would they accept other genocide denials? Pass the resolution already, and sanction the Ankara regime until they quit funding terrorism and denying their disgusting historical crimes.
It is my feeling that German Chancellor Angela Merkel should carefully review and assess each complaint made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other Turkish official. She should, only after said review and deep thought, respond directly to the complaints as diplomatically as she can while expressing her true feelings.
She needs to stand up to the Turkish government. In this day and age, the flippant attitide that Turkey display is unacceptable at any level. They have proven just what kind of people they are and this behavior cannot be tolerated . They must be put into place like always.
Since Turkey is planning on joining the European Union - pending decision - it would be in Angela Merkel's best interest to get involved since they may end up uniting with Europe on trade and other issues. Any complaints made need to be dealt with before their application can be processed.