Trump's statement on events of 1915 one-sided - Turkish Ambassador to US
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The US President’s statement on the events of 1915 is one-sided, and it does not take into account the pain and grief of the Turkic and other Muslim peoples, said Turkish Ambassador to the US Serdar Kilic, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.
According to Kilic, there are many facts proving that Armenian gangs killed the peaceful Muslim population of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
He noted that, despite Ankara calling on Yerevan to create a joint committee for investigating the events of 1915, the Armenian authorities have so far not responded to this appeal.
Citizens of Turkey and Azerbaijan living in Washington recently held a protest in connection with the events of 1915.
Recently, US President Donald Trump avoided using the word "genocide" in his statement regarding the events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire. Trump was again limited to using term "Mets Yeghern" ("The Great Crime") in the traditional White House appeal.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.
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