ANKARA: Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday condemned US President Joe Biden’s confession to the Armenian genocide as “baseless” and detrimental to bilateral relations.
Erdogan issued a cautious statement before Biden made the historic announcement at a ceremony commemorating the tragic events of 1915-15 on Saturday. But Erdogan did not restrain his anger in a televised address that pointed to a history of slavery and oppression of Native Americans.
“The US president has made baseless and unfair remarks,” Erdogan said in a televised remark. But the devastating effect of these comments cannot be underestimated. “
Erdogan said Biden needed to “look in the mirror” at what he called “centuries-old genocide.” “We can talk about Native Americans, blacks and what happened in Vietnam,” Erdogan said.