Biden officially recognizes Armenian genocide in Ottoman Empire
Biden became the first US president in 40 years to publicly recognize the actions of the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century as genocide
“Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring,” the message says.
According to it, the Armenians who eventually fled to the United States made a significant contribution to the development of the United States.
“The American people honor all Armenians who died as a result of the genocide that began 106 years ago,” Biden concluded.
The day before, Bloomberg reported that US President Joe Biden announced his intention to recognize the Armenian Genocide in a conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Then the publication noted that Biden could become the first US president in 40 years to publicly recognize the actions of the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century as genocide.
According to historians, up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Turkey denies that the killing of Armenians during the war is genocide. Ankara considers what happened in 1915 to be an event that could have happened to any community in a war.
On June 2, 2016, the Armenian genocide was recognized by Germany, then Turkey recalled its ambassador in response. And in February 2018, the Dutch parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the massacres of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 as genocide.