The presumed Democratic nominee for the US presidential election, Joe Biden, has pledged to officially recognize the "ethnic genocide" that Armenians were subjected to in 1915, in a move that previous presidents avoided embodying.
"If we do not fully acknowledge the genocide, and do not pay tribute to her memory and talk to our children about it, then this means that we have not learned from the lessons," Biden was quoted by The Hill as saying.
"If elected, I pledge to support a resolution that recognizes the Armenian genocide, and I will make global human rights a top priority for my administration," he added.
Armenia demands that Turkey recognize what happened during the displacement process that occurred in the lands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as an "ethnic genocide", and thus pay compensation.
Turkey stresses the inability to call the character of "genocide" the events of 1915, but rather describes it as a "tragedy" for both parties, and calls for dealing with the file away from political conflicts, and resolving the issue through the perspective of "fair memory", which means abandoning the one-sided view of history , And each side understands what the other lived, and mutual respect for each other's memory.
Source: The Hill + Agencies