Obama marks Armenian 'atrocity'





Barack Obama has refrained from calling the killing of Armenians by Turks in World War I "genocide" despite using the term during his election campaign.

However, the US president did describe the killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians as "one of the great atrocities of the 20th century".

He appealed for Turks and Armenians to "address the facts of the past as a part of their efforts to move forward".

The two countries agreed this week on a roadmap for normalising relations.


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