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THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF TURKEY RESOLUTION


RESOLUTION ON CONDEMNATION, REJECTION, AND DECLARATION AS NULL AND VOID OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN'S STATEMENT OF APRIL 24, 2021

As the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, we deeply regret and vehemently condemn the U.S. President Joe Biden's statement of April 24, 2021, in which he embraces the theses encapsulating the claims of Armenian lobbies regarding the events of 1915, and we reject, in the strongest manner possible, these unsubstantiated slanders, which serve no other purpose than distorting history with political motives. This statement by the U.S. President, who has neither the legal nor the moral authority to pass judgment on historical issues is null and void in our regard.

The reason for this irresponsible statement to be made 106 years after the events which took place in World War I conditions and brought about tragic results for both the Turkish and Armenian peoples of the Ottoman State is not that historical documents or international legal norms have changed but rather the fact that the U.S. Administration, immersed in small calculations of self-interest, has succumbed to the pressure coming from radical Armenian lobbies. Divorced from historical reality, this statement is an unwise and irresponsible step that does not contribute at all to the rapprochement between the peoples.



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