AKP MP prepares legislative motion to label German killings of Nama people ‘genocide’
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoA deputy from the ruling Justice and the Development (AKP) has prepared a legislative proposal over the German killings of locals in Namibia in the early 1900’s to be described as “genocide,” following the German parliament’s approval of a resolution that described the 1915-16 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide.”
AKP Istanbul deputy Metin Külünk noted that the population of Nama people in Africa decreased during clashes with Germans in the early 1900’s in Namibia, vowing that he would propose parliament approve of the killings as “genocide.”
“Germans led three out of four of the population to perish and the withdrawal of those who left behind to their current living spaces during the struggle against exploitation efforts of the region in the early 1900’s. Therefore, Nama people and Herero people here were sacrificed to the exploitation mentality of the Germans. With the bill I will submit to the Grand National Assembly [TBMM], I will propose the German genocide of Herero and Nama [people] in Namibia to be described as ‘genocide,’” Külünk said.
He also said that global powers wanted to take over Turkey and used the Armenian issue as a tool in this cause.
Külünk also claimed that Europe was the homeland of genocide.
“If historians want to learn how genocide is done, they will look at Norway, Germany and England. They will look at what happened in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 90’s. When they look, they will see the culture of genocide was born, grown up and realized in Europe. Because it is at the center of the European culture to liken humanity to itself, not to accept as it is,” Külünk said.