Turkey summons US ambassador over Armenian 'genocide' resolution

The Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. AFP

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SULAIMANI — Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Friday (December 13) it summoned the US ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by US lawmakers recognizing the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide, adding it conveyed Turkey’s dismay over the decision.

The resolution was passed unanimously by the US Senate on Thursday, in a historic move that has enraged Turkey and dealt a blow to the already fragile ties between the NATO allies, according to Reuters.

Ankara has condemned the move and said it was null and void, accusing US lawmakers of politicizing history.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)