April 22, 2021 – 23:41
Reacting to the imminent recognition of the Armenian genocide by the United States, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he was committed to defending “the truth against slander.”
A wide-ranging meeting between the Turkish president and his close associates took place in Ankara on Thursday, with the sole issue being the recognition of the Armenian genocide by US President Joe Biden.
According to reports, this move will be made with all the formalities on Saturday, April 24, which will be celebrated all over the world on the sad anniversary.
“We will continue to defend the truth against the so-called lie of the Armenian Genocide and those who support this slander with political calculations,” commented Erdogan, who, following Turkey’s firm stance, does not recognize the events of 1915-1923 as genocide. organized of Armenians.
Turkey acknowledges that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces at the time, but opposes historians’ estimates of the death toll, arguing that it was not a systematic, orchestrated extermination of its population that would constitute genocide./shekulli