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Officials: Biden preparing to recognize Armenian genocide at hands of Ottoman Turks
The anticipated move could further complicate an already tense relationship with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Administration officials had not informed Turkey as of Wednesday, and Biden could still change his mind, according to one official. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. © Evan Vucci, AP President Joe Biden walks off after speaking about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House on April 21, 2021, in Washington.
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Washington, April 21 (Reuters) - The US President Joe Biden should officially recognize the massacres of Armenians perpetrated under the Ottoman Empire during the First World War as a genocide have declared Sources on Wednesday due to the file, which risks stirring the tensions between the United States. United and Turkey.
The gesture would be largely symbolic but it would mean a break with carefully calibrated decades from the White House and would intervene at a time when Ankara and Washington are already with knives drawn on a series of questions.
Biden's Armenian genocide recognition ramps up US-Turkey tensions
President Biden's decision to recognize the Armenian genocide is being welcomed by the community and its supporters as a long-overdue step in standing up for human rights, though the move carries with it risks to the U.S. relationship with Turkey.Biden's announcement follows through on a campaign promise to use the Oval Office to formally acknowledge the systematic deportation and killing in the early 20th century of almost 2 million Armenians and other minorities at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, which is present-day Turkey.
Joe Biden could use the word "genocide" as part of a declaration on April 24, when commemorations for victims are organized every year around the world, but the final decision has not yet been made, According to three sources.
The spokesperson for the White House, Jen Psaki, said Wednesday to the journalists that Washington would probably have "more to say" on the question on Saturday, but refused to give details.
The State Department has not immediately responded to a comment request and the National Security Council of the White House did not add any comments to the Jen Psaki Declaration.
Any initiative by Joe Biden aimed at recognizing massacres as a genocide will only hurt the relations already stretched between NATO allies, Tuesday said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (Eric Beech, French version Camille Raynaud)
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