US Secretary of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a statement by US President Joe Biden calling genocide against Armenians during the Ottoman Empire a “genocide.”
The statement said that Turkey does not need to learn anything from its past. After the US President’s statement, Turkey summoned the US Ambassador to Ankara and expressed its concern.
On the other hand, Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Faiz Chaudhry denied the allegations.
“We have reviewed the statements of some governments on these incidents and the political classification of these incidents could damage the credibility,”
he said, adding that Turkey’s approach to moving forward with these proposals was effective. It should be noted that the United States had termed the incidents that took place against the Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
In his statement, Biden said the American people honor “all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today.”
“Over the decade’s Armenian immigrants have enriched the United States in countless ways, but they have never forgotten the tragic history,” Biden said.
“We honor their story. We see that pain. We affirm the history. We do this not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated.”
President Joe Biden had said in a statement that the Americans respect all the Armenians who lived 106 years ago. Were killed in the genocide.