Biden calls the Turks’ massacre of Armenians a genocide. What this means for US-Turkey relations

Members of the Armenian diaspora rally in front of the Turkish Embassy after U.S. President Joe Biden recognized that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Biden made a historic announcement over the weekend to officially recognize the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. Saturday marked more than a century since the beginning of the massacre, in which 1.5 million people died.