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The U.S. recognized the Armenian Genocide.


The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the United States’ resolution commemorating the Armenian genocide that occurred a century ago, in a symbolic but historic step that is certain to exacerbate relations with Turkey in the coming months.

The House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, voted 405 to 11 in favor of a resolution declaring that the United States would memorialize the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923.

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