US Cong adopts resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

US President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by AFP.

The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

The Senate's passage of the repeatedly stalled resolution is expected to anger Turkey, which denies there was a genocidal mass murder, insisting the Armenians died as a result of World War I.

 

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