Armenians Celebrate Biden's 1915 Genocide Recognition

Published April 26th, 2021 - 07:54 GMT

The US President Joe Biden has formally stated on April 24, 2021 that he recognizes the 1915 killings of Armenians Ottoman forces as a genocide.

Biden is in fact the first US president to use the term 'genocide' in a statement on the 106th anniversary, a day after informing the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the decision.

Armenians across the world have celebrated Biden's statement as they took to the streets to honor martyrs and commemorate the incident by holding the national flag and raising banners to celebrate this historic announcement.

The Armenian genocide took place in 1915 in which over 1 million people were killed on the hands of Ottoman empire forces.

In response, Turkey has summoned the American envoy saying that the US has caused a 'deep wound' in relations between the two NATO allies.

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Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Armenians protest outside of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey.

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Children hold signs on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide during a protest outside of the Turkish Ambassadors Residence in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey. Marchers gathered in Los Angeles, home to one of the largest Armenian communities in the world, to mark the day with Armenian flags and calls for accountability. Samuel Corum / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Armenians protest outside of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey. Samuel Corum / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Armenians march from the Turkish Ambassador's Residence to the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide during a protest in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. Samuel Corum / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Turkish counter-protestors are kept apart from Armenian protestors to avoid confrontation in front of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. Samuel Corum / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

People protest outside of the Turkish Consulate on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide in a demonstration organized by the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) on April 24, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey.PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

In this file photo taken on April 24, 2015 a girl looks on from behind a placard depicting a starving Armenian child in Marseille, southeastern France, during a commemorative gathering marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. US President Joe Biden on April 24, 2021, recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants of the hundreds of thousands of dead as he defied decades of pressure by Turkey. BORIS HORVAT / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Biden became the first US president to use the word genocide in a statement on the anniversary, a day after informing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the decision and seeking to limit the furor from the NATO ally. Sakis MITROLIDIS / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide

Members of New York's Armenian community hold placards and shout slogans as they march though Manhattan on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, on April 24, 2021. US President Joe Biden recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants of the hundreds of thousands of dead as he defied decades of pressure by Turkey. Ed JONES / AFP

Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Armenians protest outside of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey.
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Children hold signs on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide during a protest outside of the Turkish Ambassadors Residence in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey. Marchers gathered in Los Angeles, home to one of the largest Armenian communities in the world, to mark the day with Armenian flags and calls for accountability. Samuel Corum / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Armenians protest outside of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey. Samuel Corum / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Armenians march from the Turkish Ambassador's Residence to the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide during a protest in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. Samuel Corum / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Turkish counter-protestors are kept apart from Armenian protestors to avoid confrontation in front of the Turkish Embassy on the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Washington, DC on April 24, 2021. Samuel Corum / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
People protest outside of the Turkish Consulate on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide in a demonstration organized by the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) on April 24, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday by tempered satisfaction from the nation's US diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey.PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
In this file photo taken on April 24, 2015 a girl looks on from behind a placard depicting a starving Armenian child in Marseille, southeastern France, during a commemorative gathering marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. US President Joe Biden on April 24, 2021, recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants of the hundreds of thousands of dead as he defied decades of pressure by Turkey. BORIS HORVAT / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Biden became the first US president to use the word genocide in a statement on the anniversary, a day after informing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the decision and seeking to limit the furor from the NATO ally. Sakis MITROLIDIS / AFP
Biden officially recognizes the Armenian 1915 killings as a genocide
Members of New York's Armenian community hold placards and shout slogans as they march though Manhattan on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, on April 24, 2021. US President Joe Biden recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants of the hundreds of thousands of dead as he defied decades of pressure by Turkey. Ed JONES / AFP