U.S.-Turkey Relations On Thin Ice After Genocide Resolution

A U.S. congressional panel voted in favor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, a non-binding decision by U.S. lawmakers branding mass killings of Armenians by Turkey during World War One as genocide. The resolution comes at a time of renewed efforts toward normalization between Turkey and Armenia — a process that could be interrupted by Congress’ vote. Though President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have shied away from the term “genocide” for fear of disrupted relations with strategic partner Turkey, the Armenian-American diaspora is celebrating the vote.

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