- America gives official recognition to Armenian genocide, provoked Turkey
- Ottoman Empire of Turkey murdered 1.5 million Armenian citizens in 1915
- Fearing protests, US closes diplomatic missions in Turkey
US President Joe Biden Finally Goes Against Turkey Armenian Genocide Has given official recognition to. In the early 20th century, the Ottoman Empire of Turkey systematically murdered millions of Armenians. So far, all former US President NATO allies have refrained from calling these atrocities a genocide for fear of Turkey being offended.
Biden’s election issue was Armenian genocide
Turkey killed 1.5 million Armenians
According to Armenia and other historians, in 1915, the Ottoman Army massacred about 1.5 million people systematically. Turkey has consistently rejected these claims and this has also led to tension in the relations between Armenia and Turkey. The discussion of the killing and torture of millions of Jews during the Second World War was not discussed as much as the Armenian civilians who died during the First World War.
Turkey has not apologized till date
Turkey has not even sought a public apology for the havoc inflicted on the people in Armenia. In contrast, Turkish Islamic dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently supported Azerbaijan in the war against Armenia. They provided all necessary assistance to Azerbaijan, causing heavy losses to Armenia’s army.
Turkey summoned the American ambassador
Angry at Biden’s announcement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in its statement that Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal told US Ambassador David Sutherfield that Biden had no legal basis for recognizing the Armenian Genocide. This has made it difficult to recover the damage that has been done to the relationship.
US Embassy closed for fear of protests
The United States has expressed fears that the Armenian Genocide may lead to protests in front of its diplomatic missions. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, the US has announced the closure of the US Embassy in Ankara, the American Counsel in Istanbul and Adana, and the American Counsel Agency in Izmir on 26 and 27 April. During this time no services will be available at the embassy.