After recognition of the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs, the leader of the Turkish opposition Nationalist Movement Party (
MHP) Devlet Bahceli called upon the Prime Minister Rejep Tayyip Erdogan to cancel his official visit to the United States, scheduled for Apr.12, Turkish information portal CNN Turk reported.
The opposition leader demanded the Turkish authorities to cancel the protocols signed between Ankara and Yerevan.
U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs adopted the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide." Resolution was adopted with 23 pros and 22 cons of congressmen.
Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.