How Erdogan Pushed Biden to Finally Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Experts tell Haaretz how the Armenian push for U.S. recognition dates back to the days of President Reagan, but the increasingly authoritarian actions of Erdogan proved the tipping point for the Biden administration

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington
Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – After Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to formally recognize the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey as genocide, many are wondering what the move says about the state of U.S.-Turkish relations.

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