Massacre of Armenians declared genocide
US President Joe Biden called the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I a genocide.
When US President Joe Biden called the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire genocide on Saturday, April 24, the Turkish government rejected it and asked Biden to look at recent US history.
Joe Byatin, who believes in the massacre of Armenians, is the first US president to take such a step.
A day earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone about the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The decision is expected to affect diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey.
Turkey has always denied the so-called “genocide of Armenians” in its history.
Saturday, April 24, 1915, marked the 106th anniversary of the mass killings of so-called Armenians in 1915. The heirs of the thousands of Armenians killed have long campaigned for the international community to call the killings genocide or “genocide.”
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl wrote in a tweet, “We don’t need to learn anything from anyone about our past. Political opportunism is the greatest betrayal of peace and justice. We totally reject this statement based on populism.
On the other hand, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim K said in a statement that while Biden should look at recent US history before criticizing others, we strongly condemn and reject the US president’s statements.