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Turkey reminds Trump about slaughter of over 500,000 Muslims by Armenians

Published: 04-29-2018

Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects the inaccurate expressions and the subjective interpretation of history in the written statement by US President Donald Trump, released April 24, 2018 regarding the events of 1915, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a message April 25.

“Our expectation from the US Administration is a fair assessment of a period during which all the peoples of the Ottoman Empire suffered tremendously,” the message said. “In this context, we remind President Trump that during the same period more than 500,000 Muslims were slaughtered as a result of the events in which Armenian insurgents took part.”“Turkey continues to offer the establishment of a Joint Historical Commission in order to shed light on this painful period of history and has opened its archives to researchers,” said the message.

US President Donald Trump in his statement posted on the official website of the White House once again didn’t use the word “genocide” when referring to the events of 1915.

Instead, the US president used an expression in Armenian, which means “a great tragedy.”

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. While strengthening the efforts to promote the "genocide" in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.