Apr 25 2018

Turkey rejects Trump interpretation of Armenian genocide

The Turkish foreign ministry has issued a rebuttal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement on the Armenian genocide.

“We reject the inaccurate expressions and the subjective interpretation of history in the written statement by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the USA, released on 24 April 2018 regarding the events of 1915,” it 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.”

It said that Turkey was offering to establish a Joint Historical Commission to research the historical period, which Turkey does not recognise as a genocide.

“Besides all these points, we think it is in line with common sense that the statement made by the US President remained within international legal norms and did not refer to baseless genocide allegations,” the statement concluded.