Turkish Embassy Slams White House’s Armenian Genocide Remark.

The Turkish Embassy in Washington has dismissed the White House Spokesperson’s recent reference to the Armenian Genocide, per ArmRadio.

John Haltiwanger, senior politics reporter for Business Insider, reported on Tuesday that the Turkish Embassy in Washington believes the statement made by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was “an unfortunate slip of the tongue” and that “these expressions cannot be accepted.”

Haltiwanger tweeted that he was also told by Turkish Embassy officials that the “allegations of the events of 1915…do not rest on any legal or historical facts, describing the statement as false.

“There are eyewitness accounts from survivors + US diplomats who were in the region. Dozens of countries + 49 states recognize the Armenian genocide,” the journalist added.

The Turkish Embassy’s reaction comes after McEnany used the g-word during a press briefing, as she referred to the vandalism of the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Denver.

McEnany said “there seems to be lack of understanding and historical knowledge, when the Armenian Genocide Memorial remembering victims of all crimes against humanity, including slavery, is being vandalized.”

John Haltiwanger says he has since been trying to reach out to the White House for comment, but is yet to receive a response.

The Armenian Genocide Memorial in Denver was part of mass vandalism at Colorado State Capitol in late May.

The Colorado State Capitol in Denver was vandalized during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. The Armenian Genocide Khatchkar memorial, which is at the State Capitol was also not spared.

The Editor

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

PM Pashinyan Dismisses Health Minister Arsen Torosyan From Post, Appoints Him As His New Chief Of Staff.

Today, President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree dismissing Health Minister Arsen Torosyan from his position. Sarkissian also received a...

Australian Broadcaster (ABC) Republishes Serj Tankian Article After Public Outcry, Edited To Appease Foreign Pressure.

A public outcry led by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has forced the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) to republish an...

Aznavour Foundation Distributes Aid To Families Affected By The Artsakh War.

Since September 2020, the Aznavour Foundation and its partners helped thousands of families affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. To this day,...

Get in Touch

20,822FansLike
2,507FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

PM Pashinyan Dismisses Health Minister Arsen Torosyan From Post, Appoints Him As His New Chief Of Staff.

Today, President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree dismissing Health Minister Arsen Torosyan from his position. Sarkissian also received a...

Australian Broadcaster (ABC) Republishes Serj Tankian Article After Public Outcry, Edited To Appease Foreign Pressure.

A public outcry led by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has forced the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) to republish an...

Aznavour Foundation Distributes Aid To Families Affected By The Artsakh War.

Since September 2020, the Aznavour Foundation and its partners helped thousands of families affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. To this day,...

His Grace Bishop Meghrig Parikian Passes Away.

The Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia has informed of the passing of His Grace Bishop Meghrig Parikian, at the...

Turkey & Azerbaijan To Conduct Joint Military Drills In Kars In February, Less Than 50 Miles From Armenia Proper.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are preparing for the quasi comprehensive winter drill in recent years, the military said in a statement...