Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
May 8, 2021
Although most people already recognize this event as a genocide, Turkey has refused to do so. Until Biden, no U.S. President has recognized these killings as genocide to ensure that diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Turkey weren’t broken.
Past presidents, Obama and Trump, both avoided using the term “genocide” when describing the events that occurred. Turkey has continued to deny that these events were in any way wrong and has drastically underestimated the amount of Armenians who died.