US President Joe Biden has formally recognised that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” – using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating Turkey.With the acknowledgement, Biden followed through on a campaign promise he made a year ago on Saturday – the annual commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day – to…


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