Turkey Summons US Ambassador Over Biden’s Genocide Designation
Seagulls fly over a Turkish flag on May 3, 2016 in Istanbul Turkey. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The foreign minister of Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara on Saturday to protest President Joe Biden’s decision to designate as genocide the killing and deportation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield met with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal late on Saturday to receive Ankara’s condemnation.
“The statement does not have legal ground in terms of international law and has hurt the Turkish people, opening a wound that’s hard to fix in our relations,” the Turkish foreign ministry said.
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