Turkey summons the US ambassador after the recognition of the Armenian genocide

Turkey summons the US ambassador after the recognition of the Armenian genocide

  • Turkey points out that the declaration is invalid in terms of international law

The Turkish Government has summoned the United States Ambassador to the country, David Satterfield, as a sign of protest, after the American President, Joe Biden, publicly recognized as “genocide” the slaughter of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during the First War. World Cup, a description that Turkey considers absolutely unacceptable.

The announcement has been made through the official Turkish news agency, Anatolia, and according to it, in the summons to the ambassador he was told “that this statement, devoid of historical and legal basis” was unacceptable as well as that “it was rejected by complete and strongly condemns. ”

Likewise, they have also indicated from Turkey “that the declaration is invalid in terms of International Law” and that “it also deeply hurts the Turkish people and causes a wound” between both countries “difficult to repair”. At the same time, the US Embassy and consulates in Turkey have announced that they will be closed on Monday and Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” against possible protests.

As a precautionary measure, on Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27, they will close the US embassy in Ankara, the US consulate general in Istanbul, the consulate in Adana and the consulate in Izmir,” according to what the North American Embassy in an informative note.

Ronald Reagan was the last US president to call the atrocities committed against Armenians genocide, in 1981 .  Decades later, it is President Biden who picks up the gauntlet and has made the official statement on the anniversary of the genocide, the most studied in the world after the Holocaust.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinián has sent a letter to Biden “expressing his gratitude for the official recognition and condemnation of the Armenian genocide.”

” The recognition of the Armenian genocide is possible not only to pay tribute to the 1.5 million innocent victims, but also to prevent the repetition of such crimes”, can be read in the letter published on the Armenian Prime Minister’s website. “The recognition of the Armenian genocide by the United States is a very necessary message for the international community that reaffirms the primacy of Human Rights and values ​​in international relations,” he concluded.

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