Friday, May 20, 2022

Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide During WW1

Joe Biden on Saturday called the killing of Armenians during World War I a genocide, an unprecedented designation sure to anger NATO ally Turkey.

“The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” Mr. Biden said in a statement on Armenian Remembrance Day. “We honor the victims of the Meds Yeghern so that the horrors of what happened are never lost to history. And we remember so that we remain ever-vigilant against the corrosive influence of hate in all its forms.”

The move is certain to anger Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has warned previous administrations that a genocide declaration would harm U.S.-Turkey relations.

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