U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the Armenian Genocide. The highly symbolic recognition coincides with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and comes 106 years after the beginning of the mass deportation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, which led to the deaths of up to 1.5 million people.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Biden of “political opportunism.”
“Words cannot change or rewrite history.”
We have nothing to learn from anybody on our own past. Political opportunism is the greatest betrayal to peace and justice.
We entirely reject this statement based solely on populism.#1915Events
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) April 24, 2021
Speaking to Turkish media earlier he had warned that the Recognition would harm US-Turkish ties.
With information also from Reuters.