1915 Massacre of Armenians
U.S. HOUSE PANEL DEFIES BUSH, APPROVES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION
A U.S. House committee on Wednesday defied President George W. Bush by passing a resolution calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide, a step the White House warns could damage U.S. goals in the Middle East.
TURKEY RECALLS AMBASSADOR OVER GENOCIDE RESOLUTION
Turkey on Thursday recalled its ambassador to the United States and warned of repercussions in a growing dispute over congressional efforts to label the World War I era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces "genocide."
US formally recognizes the systematic killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923 as an act of "Genocide." The move is both symbolic, because it carries no legal repercussions, and weighty, because of the potential geopolitical fallout and because it will resonate so deeply with the Armenian-American community. Ref. USAToday.