The US President has formally recognised the homicide of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide. The concession, which Mr Biden made as a presidential proclamation, had reportedly been deliberate prematurely.
Mr Biden purportedly communicated his intentions of creating a proclamation to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throughout a cellphone name on Friday.
The US President stated: “Annually on at the present time, we keep in mind the lives of all those that died within the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to stopping such an atrocity from ever once more occurring.
“Starting on 24 April 1915, with the arrest of Armenian intellectuals and group leaders in Constantinople by Ottoman authorities, one and a half million Armenians have been deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in a marketing campaign of extermination.
“We honour the victims of the Meds Yeghern in order that the horrors of what occurred are by no means misplaced to historical past.
“And we keep in mind in order that we stay ever-vigilant towards the corrosive affect of hate in all its types.”
Turkey responded to Mr Biden’s assertion, accusing him of basing his judgement “solely on populism”.
Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated Ankara “completely rejects” Mr Biden’s assertion, whereas Turkey’s overseas ministry introduced it referred to as the US Ambassador to a summit.
Mr Cavusoglu wrote in a tweet: “‘Phrases can not change or rewrite historical past.’
“We’ve nothing to be taught from anyone on our personal previous.