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Biden Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

HeadlineApr 26, 2021

President Biden became the first U.S. president to officially recognize the early 20th century massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a “genocide.” Biden made the recognition Saturday in a proclamation marking Armenian Remembrance Day. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic, premeditated campaign targeting the Armenian people — an unarmed Christian minority living under Turkish rule. More than 1 million Armenians were exterminated; another million fled into permanent exile. Turkey decried Biden’s decision and summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara in protest. We’ll have more on Biden’s recognition of the Armenian genocide later in the broadcast.

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