Turkey calls on US President Joe Biden, who declared the Armenian Genocide, to “correct this serious mistake.” Ankara added that the speech of the American leader undermines trust between the two countries.
“This US statement, which distorts historical facts, will never be accepted in the minds of the Turkish people and will cause a deep wound that undermines our mutual trust and friendship,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
They added that Biden’s words are intended to “ satisfy certain political circles.”
On April 24, the White House issued an official statement by Joe Biden, who declared the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu rejected the statement of the American president.
In 2019, both houses of the US Congress passed a resolution that recognizes the genocide of the Armenian population.
The fact of the Armenian genocide was recognized by 23 states, as well as the European Parliament and the World Council of Churches. In 1995, the Russian State Duma adopted a resolution “On the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1922”.