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Turkish parliament denounces Biden's statement on 1915 events

Turkish parliament denounces Biden's statement on 1915 events

Lawmakers approve declaration rejecting US president's statement on Armenian claims regarding events of 1915.
28.04.2021 - 11:03

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday decried US President Joe Biden's remarks on the Armenian claims about the events of 1915.

"As the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, we regretfully and strongly condemn US President Joe Biden's remarks with a statement dated on April 24, 2021 to adopt the Armenian lobbies’ claims on the events of 1915," said a joint declaration by political parties.

"We strongly reject these baseless slanders, which have no meaning other than the distortion of history with political motives," it said.

The parliament called on Biden to correct his mistake by changing his remarks on the events of 1915.

"(We call on Biden) to support Turkish and Armenian peoples to live in peace, stability and security," it added.​​​​​​​

On Saturday, Biden called the events of 1915 "genocide," breaking with a long-held tradition by American presidents of refraining from using the term.