It’s not a coincidence. The US recognized the genocide, so Ankara’s response, like all hateful regimes is to attack minorities. If you want to understand the sickening logic of Ankara’s horrid regime it is that it’s not enough to deny genocide, they then slander survivors
Ankara is the same regime that critiques Islamophobia in Europe and of course thinks you should not mention the religion or ethnicity of terrorists in Europe. Ok. But, the same hypocritical awful regime then singles out ethnic groups as “terrorist”. It’s so awful and hateful.
There is a reason they launched a campaign across Turkish media against Armenians just after the US recognized the genocide. Ankara’s media machine run by the ruling party, a state apparatus of 100% propaganda and regime messaging...Pushing incitement
Ankara doesn’t even have the guts to simply slander the US, as it threatened to do, and recognize genocides in the US (which the US will shrug). That’s the amazing thing. It’s reply was to go after Armenian militants from years ago...just to spread hate.
It’s such a shameful regime and it’s media propaganda is in many ways worse than all the other regimes in the region. I read the media of as many as I can...and Ankara’s is routinely more incitement against minorities and on other issues.

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