The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Recognition of the Armenian Genocide 

May 8, 2021

President Joe Biden officially recognized the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as genocide on April 24, which is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

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.

Scot Scoop News • Copyright 2023 • FLEX WordPress Theme by SNOLog in

Comments (0)

We invite comments and responses to our content. Comments that are deemed appropriate and relevant will be published.
All Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *