Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday issued a statement condemning US President Joe Biden’s recognition of the Armenian genocide, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

“We regretfully and strongly condemn US President Joe Biden’s remarks with a statement dated on April 24, 2021 to adopt the Armenian lobbies’ claims on the events of 1915,” the parliament said in a statement signed by all the parties.

“We strongly reject these baseless slanders, which have no meaning other than the distortion of history with political motives,” the statement added, calling on the American President to “correct his mistake by changing his remarks.”

The statement echoes similar remarks made on Monday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US President Joseph Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide on Saturday rejecting the longest-lasting foreign gag-rule in American history and dealing a major setback to Turkey’s century-long obstruction of justice for this crime.

“The American people honor all those who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” Biden said in a statement on anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.


Read original article here.