No "genocide" for Armenians, just "great tragedy", Trump says

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Turkey opposes that definition, and many countries, including the USA, haven't labeled the massacre as a genocide.

Last week, one hundred and two U.S. Representatives - including the Chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees - called on President Donald Trump to reject Turkey's gag-rule by honestly and accurately commemorating the Armenian Genocide this April 24th.

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


The opposition is dominated by younger Armenians.

With you, we remember April 24,1915 and the murder of 600 intellectuals in Constantinople that evidenced the start of the first genocide of the 20th century.

On the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Rep. Devin Nunes took time to mark the occasion and use that word to describe the massacre of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. The practice of genocide has occurred throughout human history. The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation on the Armenian Genocide in 1975, 1984 and 1996. Some SoCal lawmakers at the Montebello event noted that a congressional resolution aims to give official USA recognition to the genocide.


In a statement to mark Armenian Remembrance Day, Trump said the US recalled "the horrific events of 1915 and grieve for the lives lost and the many who suffered". Today, it is required from the worldwide community not only to be indifferent, but also to take preventive and punitive measures towards all those, in the basis of whose psychology, way of thinking and activity there is hatred towards others, in whose conscience as a state or individual, the denialism towards Armenian Genocide remains ruling.

On Tuesday, the Armenians honor the memory of people killed in the genocide, which started in Ottoman Empire in 1915. "We will continue to share your pain and try to resolve your problems in the future", the statement added.


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