True essence of Biden’s recognition of so-called “Armenian genocide”

  25 April 2021    Read: 1499
True essence of Biden’s recognition of so-called “Armenian genocide”

US President Joe Biden on Saturday called the events of 1915 an "Armenian genocide," breaking American presidents' long-held tradition of refraining from using the term.

Turkey's position on the events of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in eastern Anatolia took place when some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties.

Turkey objects to the presentation of these incidents as "genocide," describing them as a tragedy in which both sides suffered casualties.

Ankara has repeatedly proposed the creation of a joint commission of historians from Turkey and Armenia as well as international experts to tackle the issue.

In 2014, then-Prime Minister Erdogan expressed condolences to the descendants of Armenians who lost their lives in the events of 1915.


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