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Biden becomes the first US president to acknowledge the Armenian genocide

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US President Joe Biden fulfilled his election promise and recognized the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

“The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” the president said in a statement.

In his statement, the US President emphasizes that “1.5 million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in a campaign of extermination.”

Biden explained that his task is “not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated.”

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter to the US President, in which he noted that the Armenian people and all Armenians of the world received with great enthusiasm the message on the official recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1923.

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Biden’s decision is populism.

“Ankara does not accept and strongly condemns the statement of the President of the United States of April 24 on the events of 1915,” the Anadolu news agency quoted the minister as saying.

On the eve of Biden put Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on notice that Washington recognizes the Armenian Genocide. By genocide, Biden means the deportation, famine, and massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks, which began in 1915, the American media pointed out.

“Today, as we mourn what was lost, let us also turn our eyes to the future—toward the world that we wish to build for our children. A world unstained by the daily evils of bigotry and intolerance, where human rights are respected, and where all people are able to pursue their lives in dignity and security. Let us renew our shared resolve to prevent future atrocities from occurring anywhere in the world. And let us pursue healing and reconciliation for all the people of the world.”

As stated in the statement from The White House.
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