Turkey on Friday responded to a statement by US President Donald Trump about the events of 1915 in which he used the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern,” meaning the Great Crime.

In a written statement, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Trump’s remarks were based on the “subjective” narrative of Armenians trying to turn the issue into a “dogma.”

The ministry said it rejected Trump’s “claims,” which it said catered to domestic political motives.

It also accused Trump’s statement of ignoring the “suffering” of more than 500,000 Muslims killed at the time by Armenians, calling for this understanding to be “changed.”


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