No "genocide" for Armenians, just "great tragedy", Trump says

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said it is Turkey's "conscientious responsibility to share the historical pain of Armenian citizens" in a statement sent to the Armenian Church in Istanbul.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey, criticized the statement issued by the President of the United States Donald trump 103-th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide - despite the fact that the statement was not using the word "genocide". Through recognition of the Armenian Genocide we pay tribute to the perseverance and determination of those who survived, as well as to the Americans of Armenian descent who continue to strengthen our country to this day.

In January the French president, Emmanuel Macron, added 24 April to the French calendar to commemorate the events 100 years ago. At the same time for the last more than one century after 1915 Genocide is a period of remembrance and inflexibility which shows our people, documenting that it is impossible to win us even with Genocide.

French President Emmanuel Macron has issued the following statement, addressed to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, on the occasion of the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. It was reportedly read in Armenian and Turkish. Some SoCal lawmakers at the Montebello event noted that a congressional resolution aims to give official USA recognition to the genocide.

"I remember with respect the Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives, and offer my honest condolences to their children and descendants", he said.

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Trump acknowledged the efforts of former U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau, in attempting to aid the Armenian people.

"We are angry that the Turkish government hasn't recognized it", said Tereza Yerimyan, a member of the Armenian Youth Federation.

Armenians and Turks held demonstrations Tuesday in front of the Turkish embassy in the USA capital to mark the 103rd anniversary of the events of 1915 during the First World War.

Trump also said he stood "with the Armenian people throughout the world in honoring the memory of those lost", reiterating his commitment to working with the community to build a better and more tolerant future.