Biden expected to recognize massacre of Armenians as genocide - sources

Reuters |
Published: 04.22.21 , 07:51
U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War One as an act of genocide, sources said on Wednesday, a move likely to infuriate Turkey and further strain already frayed ties between the two NATO allies.
The move would be largely symbolic but would mean breaking away from decades of carefully calibrated language from the White House and come at a time when Ankara and Washington are already at loggerheads over a string of issues.
Biden is likely going to use the word "genocide" as part of a statement on April 24 when annual commemorations for the victims are held around the world, two sources familiar with the matter said, cautioning that he could still choose not to.