Joe Biden had issued a statement formally describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide. So he has become the first US president to address the issue.
But the Turkey foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had “entirely rejects” the US decision.
The killings took place in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, the forerunner of modern-day Turkey.
But the issue is highly sensitive, with Turkey acknowledging atrocities but rejecting the term “genocide”. BBC