The Armenian Genocide Committee holds its March for Justice demonstration in Los Angeles in 2018. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
The Armenian Genocide Committee holds its March for Justice demonstration in Los Angeles in 2018. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS

Joe Biden formally recognises atrocities against Armenians in early 20th century as ‘genocide’

  • Previous US presidents have avoided using the term ‘genocide’ out of concern that it would complicate relations with Turkey, an important Nato ally
  • An estimated 2 million Armenians were deported and 1.5 million were killed in the events of 1915 to 1923 known as Metz Yeghern

Topic |   United States
The Armenian Genocide Committee holds its March for Justice demonstration in Los Angeles in 2018. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
The Armenian Genocide Committee holds its March for Justice demonstration in Los Angeles in 2018. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
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