Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians as Genocide

Aamer Madhani, Matthew Lee, and Zeynep Bilginsoy of the Associated Press report, “The systematic killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was ‘genocide,’ the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear of alienating ally Turkey.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey rejected the declaration. The AP reports that Erdogan sent a message to the patriarch of the Armenian church just before the White House announcement, calling for a continuance of “the culture of coexistence” between Muslim Turks and Christian Armenians.

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