Tension between US and Turkey caused Joe Biden’s statement acknowledging the Armenian Genocide.
“Every year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Armenian Genocide during the Ottoman Empire, and we pledge to prevent such atrocities again,” he said, referring to Istanbul as Constantinople and not as Istanbul.
Naturally, this position did not go unnoticed by Turkey, with top government officials reacting strongly.
So much for it Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as Mevlüt Tsavousoglou personally rejected the statement of the American president, while on the same wavelength moved o Deputy Prime Minister of the Turkish Government Fua Oktay, but also ο Representative of the Turkish Presidency, Ibrahim Kalin.
For his part, o Recep Tayyip Erdogan He spoke of the politicization of debates by historians and “third party interventions” on Turkish issues.
In addition, there was “Turkish attack” on social media by Joe Biden with messages in favor of Turkey.