The fallout continues from a committee vote in the U.S. Congress that sparked outrage by one of America’s key allies.
Turkey supports the U.S. in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has had a long military relationship with the U.S.
By a margin of one vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a non-binding resolution calling the World War I-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a “genocide.” Turkey contends that the death toll is inflated and that those killed were victims of civil war.
Ironically, the vote comes as relations between Turkey and Armenia have recently improved.
For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Bulent Aliriza, director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Tarek Bazley of Al Jazeera English reports on Turkey’s reaction.