Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to Biden's recognition of Armenian genocide

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ministry said it undermines relations between Washington and Ankara
22:00, 24 April 2021


The Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by US President Joe Biden, stating that this undermines relations between Washington and Ankara. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote about this on his Twitter page.

"We completely reject this statement based solely on populism," the message says.

Also, the Turkish Foreign Minister said that Biden's words undermine relations between Washington and Ankara.

At the same time, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that he had sent a letter to Biden, in which he welcomed his recognition of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

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The US President Joe Biden officially recognized the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Biden became the first US president in 40 years to publicly recognize the actions of the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century as genocide.

According to historians, up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Turkey denies that the killing of Armenians during the war is genocide. Ankara considers what happened in 1915 to be an event that could have happened to any community in a war.

On June 2, 2016, the Armenian genocide was recognized by Germany, then Turkey recalled its ambassador in response. And in February 2018, the Dutch parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the massacres of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 as genocide.

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