US President Donald Trump issued an annual commemoration of the 1915 events Friday, again using the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern” to describe the tragedy.

“On this day, we bear witness to the strength and resiliency of the Armenian people in the face of tragedy,” he said in a statement. “We are fortunate that so many Armenians have brought their rich culture to our shores and contributed so much to our country, including decorated soldiers, celebrated entertainers, renowned architects, and successful business people.”

Turkey’s position on the events of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in eastern Anatolia took place when some sided with invading

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