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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a historic declaration that infuriated Turkey and further strained frayed ties between the two NATO allies.
The largely symbolic move, breaking away from decades of carefully calibrated language from the White House, was welcomed by the Armenian diaspora in the United States, but comes at a time when Ankara and Washington grapple with deep policy disagreements over a host of issues.
Turkey’s government and most of the opposition showed rare unity in their rejection of Biden’s statement. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey “entirely rejects” the U.S. decision which he said was based “solely on populism”, while the opposition denounced it as a “major mistake”.
Could explain the affinity with Putin.
Turkey has this weird fantasy of returning to Ottoman empire status.
Turkey has this weird fantasy of returning to Ottoman empire status
originally posted by: Guyfriday
originally posted by: AnthonyMD
1911 - Turkey est. Gun Control. 1915-17 1.5 million Armenians were murdered
Don't buy the propaganda on this. While the Turkish Government did kill a large number of Armenians for siding with the Czar, most of the missing numbers of Armenians were people who fled the country after Turkey started their round up. Many of those Armenians came to the US. Those numbers of people that fled are counted amongst the dead for certain reasons. Then you have all the Armenians and Turks that died during the Spanish Influenza outbre4ak that gets over looked to.
Then when you look at the so-called mass graves, what they don't tell you is that many of them are centuries old cemeteries. So while the Turkish Government is by no means innocent of any crimes, the Armenians have taken every opportunity to inflate their claims ever since the Second World War.
As to the Turkish Gun Grab back then, it was an attempt to stop the Russian Czar from forcing a Civil War in Turkey to try and destabilize the region. The Czar wanted to control all sides of the Black Sea, and not just the northern portion of it. So while also not excusable, the Armenians seem to leave out the part of what they were trying to do at the time.
All the other facts you presented should be noted loudly as a warning. Something else that needs mentioning about this. James Madison (yes that Founding Fathers Guy) said in the Federalist Papers that the purpose of the Second Amendment wasn't just to allow the people of this country to protect life and property, but also as a warning to those elected into office, that it was the people that have the final word on what the government does and not the select few. This fact seems to have created a sense of fear amongst those politicians today that desire to enslave and undermine this country.
Funny how that works huh?
When asked if there were “any actual repercussions for China?”, President Biden responded, “Well, there will be repercussions for China. And he [Xi Jinping] knows that.” Clearly, President Biden does not find the Uighur crisis acceptable, as he indicates that China is expected to face consequences.