Turkey: Ankara angry with US President Biden

“The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” said Biden in a message distributed by the White House on the commemoration day of the massacres on Saturday. During the election campaign, Biden had promised that the massacre of the Armenians would be recognized as genocide.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry rejected Biden’s statement “in the sharpest form,” as the Anadolu agency reported. In addition, Biden’s statement, “who has neither legal nor moral authority to evaluate historical events, has no value”. Biden’s declaration that “distorted historical facts” left a deep wound that undermined mutual trust and friendship between the two countries. Anadolu reported that the US ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday evening.