Trump commemorates 'Meds Yeghern', Armenian deaths of 1915

Rally on genocide remembrance day 'unethical' says Armenian FM (video)

Rally on genocide remembrance day 'unethical' says Armenian FM (video)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said it is Turkey's "conscientious responsibility to share the historical pain of Armenian citizens" in a statement sent to the Armenian Church in Istanbul. Turkey opposes that definition, and many countries, including the USA, haven't labeled the massacre as a genocide.

Turkish President Erdogan addresses members of the parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 24, 2018. We remind and warn the civilized world that crimes committed against human genofond on behalf of the Armenian Genocide, are the gravest in the series of the encroachments being implemented towards human life.

Now Armenia is among the forerunners of the struggle against genocides.

The US president, just as before, used an Armenian term translated as "a great tragedy".

President Donald Trump issued an annual commemoration of the 1915 events using the Armenian term "Meds Yeghern" in a statement on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

The opposition is dominated by younger Armenians.

The Washington-based Armenian Assembly of America also criticized Trump for not properly recognizing the event, calling it a "sad day".

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The Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman government has been documented, recognized and acknowledged by eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions and the decisions of numerous states and global organizations. It was reportedly read in Armenian and Turkish. Forty eight USA states have recognized the Armenian Genocide through resolution or proclamation.

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Russia, and Uruguay are among almost 30 countries that formally recognized the Armenian genocide.

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Los Angeles on April 24 to commemorate the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

In a statement to mark Armenian Remembrance Day, Trump said the USA recalled "the horrific events of 1915 and grieve for the lives lost and the many who suffered".

Trump acknowledged the efforts of former U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau, in attempting to aid the Armenian people.

"As we honor the memory of those who suffered, we also reflect on our commitment to ensure that such atrocities are not repeated", he added.

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