Trump commemorates Meds Yeghern, stops short saying it in English (“Armenian genocide”)

Source: Yahoo! News

“The United States irked its key ally Turkey on Monday, criticizing 1915 massacres in Armenia as ‘one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century,’ although stopping short of calling them genocide. … Former president Barack Obama had promised to recognize the killings as a genocide. But over eight years in office, in need of cooperation from Turkey, he did not follow through. New President Donald Trump issued a statement saying bluntly that ‘today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.’ … Amid sharp Turkish criticism for the remarks, the State Department noted that the US president, in fact, had made no mention of genocide. … In Istanbul, the foreign ministry [whined that] Trump’s remarks on the remembrance day were ‘misinformation’ and ‘false definitions.'” (04/24/17)