US Cong adopts resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

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.