Ankara’s US Embassy Uses ‘G’ Word when Tweeting Obama’s April 24 Statement

A screenshot of the Ankara's US Embassy Twitter post
A screenshot of the Ankara's US Embassy Twitter post

A screenshot of the Ankara’s US Embassy Twitter post

ANKARA—The US Embassy in Turkey, in what can be deemed a scandal is some circles, used the Turkish word Soykirim—Genocide—on Twitter while sharing President Obama’s statement on April 24, in which he, once again refused to properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

Daily Sabah reported that the incident garnered a considerable amount of reaction on social media in Turkey, adding that the US Embassy removed the message from its Twitter page.

Speaking to Daily Sabah, a U.S. Turkish Embassy official said that it was a mistake in terms of translation and the embassy offered apologies for the mistake on the sensitive issue.

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5 Comments

  1. Harutuyn said:

    it is the duty of the Armenian government to take the case to ICJ – international court of justcie and pursue
    we all know what happen instead of waisting our efforts on deaf ear our government needs to do the following and take turkey to icj
    US recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1951 and Ronald Reagan reaffirmed it we can not press every president to use the G word everytime they take office , we need to use our efforts on reparations not recognition it has been recognized all ready.

  2. danoog said:

    Oh darn. I was hoping somebody in our State Dept. might have actually grown a pair. Sigh…

  3. antranig said:

    IT IS THE TRUTH ERMENI SOYKIRIM (ARMENIAN GENOCIDE) THE US EMBASSY TOLD THE TRUTH, YOU CAN NOT HIDE FROM THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT. TURKEY BLACK MAILING THE U.S.A. ABOUT THE TRUE FACT OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. WILL NOT WORK. THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS AND RECOGNIZES THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMITTED BY TURKEY.

  4. Von said:

    The tail wags the dog; turkey the most powerful nation on the planet brings the US to its knees time and time again and the US treats turkey like an addict in the family, not willing to hold them accountable because they’re somehow thinking their love affair will be shattered. . The more we empower turkey the more brazen their actions in the Middle East.

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