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Biden's recognition of Armenian genocide exposes Erdogan's weakness

President Biden’s recognition of the 1915 Armenian genocide exposed Erdogan’s weakness and the dramatic shift in Turkey’s geopolitical value in the United States' strategic outlook.
Supporters of Armenian stand off with Turkish supporters outside the Turkish Embassy on April 24, 2021, in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden became the first US president to formally refer to atrocities committed against Armenians as a “genocide” on Saturday, 106 years after the 1915 start of an eight-year-long campaign of ethnic cleansing.

It is no secret that since the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was nervously waiting to be called by the President of the United States. That call would be interpreted as affirmation that relations between the two countries would go on as business as usual.

Numerous government trolls and media under strict control of Erdogan were waiting for the call to use the occasion to gratify Erdogan and humiliate his domestic critics.

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