The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's statement on the 1915 events, in which he used the Armenian term "Meds Yeghern" to describe the tragedy, Trend reported citing Daily Sabah.
The ministry said his "null and void" statement was based on the subjective narrative fictionalized by Armenians and had no value, urging Trump to be fair in his judgments.
"The distortion of history for political objectives is never acceptable," it said in a statement.
Recalling the sufferings of more than 500,000 Muslims slaughtered by Armenian rebel groups during the same period, the statement reiterated that Turkey stood firmly behind its proposal to establish a joint history commission to understand all aspects of the events which took place 104 years ago.
"Radicalized Armenians who want to make the world forget their doings in the events of 1915 do not have the courage to approach this proposal positively. On this occasion, we commemorate with respect all the Muslim, Christian and Jewish people who lost their lives during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire," the statement read.