BIDEN MARKS ARMENIAN ‘GENOCIDE’ IN CHALLENGE TO ALLY TURKEY


25/04/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- On April 24, United States President Joe Biden described the events of 1915 as the 'Armenian Genocide.

"The American people honor all Armenians who lost their lives in the genocide that began 106 years ago today. We're confirming the date. We're not doing this to blame it, we're doing it to make sure it never repeats," he said.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu responded to Biden's description of the events of 1915 as 'genocide' on his Twitter account, saying, "Words cannot change history, they cannot rewrite history. We're not going to learn from anyone about our history. Political opportunism is the greatest betrayal of peace and justice. We completely reject this statement, whose sole basis is populism."

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release with the headline 'About April 24th', adding, "We do not accept and condemn in the strongest terms the statement made by the President of the United States regarding the events of 1915 on April 24 under pressure from radical Armenian circles and anti-Turkey groups."


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