President Biden became the first US president to acknowledge the killing of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago as genocide, a move that could complicate an already strained relationship between the US and Turkey. https://t.co/79J5LYHcBj— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 24, 2021
Turkey’s foreign minister had warned the Biden administration that the designation would harm relations with the U.S. and be met with a strong reaction.
The Turks must be put in their place
Biden officially recognizes the killing of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago as genocide.
Risking a potential fracture with Turkey is a price more than worth paying to signal our commitment to global human rights and to call things by their right names. What the Turks did to the Armenians was genocide. I commend Biden for calling it that.
Biden accused of 'political opportunism' by furious Turks after Armenia genocide statement https://t.co/WDK6tn0eLb— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) April 25, 2021
In May 1909, Egypt’s Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Salim al-Bishri issued a Fatwa (religious decree), condemning Turkish Muslims for massacring 30,000 Armenians in Adana & also countering the decree issued in April 1909 by Turkish Mufti urging Turks to kill Armenians. #ArmenianGenocide pic.twitter.com/U6vHL5k19R— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) April 24, 2021
This Billboard in Armenia says it all.— Super Greek (@TheSuperGreek_) April 24, 2021
Before Hitler’s Nazis, there was Ataturk & the Young Turks” Turkey’s brutal methods of genocide were in fact a source of inspiration for the Holocaust.
Sadly, while Germany takes full ownership of its past, Turkey continues to deny theirs. pic.twitter.com/9cWnnOeOwn