Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
US Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry in connection with adoption of draft resolution on the so-called Armenian genocide, Trend reports referring to Turkish media Oct. 30.
The ministry expressed protest to Satterfield in this regard.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the decision of the US House of Representatives, which voted for the recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide.
Cavusoglu said that the US by its decision is trying to take “revenge” on Turkey for interfering with their plans by conducting the Operation Peace Spring in Syria.
“Those whose projects were frustrated turn to antiquated resolutions,” Cavusoglu tweeted. “Circles believing that they will take revenge this way are mistaken. This shameful decision of those exploiting history in politics is null and void for our government and people.”
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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