Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as genocide
April 25, 2021
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The systematic killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians by 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.
Turkey reacted with furor, with the foreign minister saying his country "will not be given lessons on our history from anyone." A grateful Armenia said it appreciated Biden's "principled position" as a step toward "the restoration of truth and histori...