The Syrian newspaper al-Watan quoted The Regime's parliamentary secretary Rami Saleh as saying It is expected that the People's Assembly will vote today to recognize the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman rulers, explaining that Ottomans history is full of massacres against the components of the Syrian people, whether they are Armenians, or Syriac".
According to the newspaper, "The Council will include on its agenda today the report of the Syrian-Armenian Parliamentary Friendship Committee on condemning the genocide of Armenians and other components of the Syrian people committed by the Ottoman rulers of Turkey at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century."
"The recognition existed in the past, but it was first for the People's Assembly to frame it by issuing a resolution on this matter," Saleh told the newspaper, explaining that the report is expected to be presented to the council and then open for discussion and then to be voted on.
Many European countries have acknowledged the Armenian genocide, angering Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The relationship between the Syrian regime and Turkey has been strained by the escalation in Idlib, where regime forces have taken control of important positions in Idlib and Aleppo, which were occupied by Turkish mercenary groups, and Turkish soldiers were killed.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the regime, demanding it to withdraw beyond the so-called Turkish checkpoints.