On Friday, Joe Biden (American President) told Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkish President) that he decides to identify the 1915 Armenians’ genocide by the Ottoman Empire as a massacre.
Data from the Turkish presidency and White House didn’t cite the issue. Bloomberg media was the first news agency to report that President Joe Biden described to Tayyip Erdogan about his intentions.
The media agency, CNN, had previously reported that President Biden was planning to recognize the decades-old massacre against Armenians as a genocide, satisfying a campaign oath. Moreover, President Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, had halted short of using the word, suspicious of destructive ties with an important regional ally.
President Biden has made a series of calling world leaders to alert them of upcoming actions by his administration, which is going to disturb the relation. Earlier week, a few days ahead of imposing sanctions on Russia, President called Vladimir Putin (Russian President) to show the sanctions which were imposed to hit Moscow for its involvement in the 2020 presidential election of the United States, its ongoing occupation, its SolarWinds cyber attack and severe human rights abuses in Crimea.
Turkish ambassador’s meeting at the White House
On Friday, Hasan Murat Mercan (the ambassador of Turkey to the United States) has a summit at the White House with an official of the National Security Council, said a source close to the matter.
Earlier this week, Hassan Murat Mercan had acquired his authorization from the White House, clearing the path for him to assume his ambassadorial responsibilities. Furthermore, it is going to be the ambassador’s 1st meeting with the officials of the Biden administration.
Joe Biden, at the time of the vice presidency, usually dealt with Tayyip Erdogan and planned 4 tours to Turkey. These tours even include the aftermath of an unsuccessful coup effort.
In 2020, he described to the New York Times editorial board that I have spent a lot of time with him, and he is an autocrat. He continued that he is the Turkish President and a lot more. He further explained that what I think we should be doing is taking a very different method to him now, to clear that we support opposition leadership.
On Friday, President Biden talked to Tayyip Erdogan over the telephone, his 1st conversation with the Turkish leader since stepping into the office. The extensive phase without communication had been interpreted as an indication Joe Biden is placing little importance on the United States’ relation with Turkey going forward.