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Biden formally recognizes 1915 atrocities against Armenians as genocide

President Biden on Saturday formally recognized the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces as an act of genocide.

Why it matters: The unprecedented designation, which comes on Armenian Remembrance Day, will likely infuriate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has previously warned a genocide declaration would harm U.S.-Turkey relations.

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