Proposed Bill Calls for Reconciliation Between Turkey and Armenia

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2015
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Bringing a new approach to a long-running Capitol Hill standoff, a Turkish-American coalition is pushing a new bill in Congress that will call for reconciliation and dialogue between Turkey and Armenia while sidestepping the question of whether the 1915 mass killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire was genocide.

Armenian and Armenian-American advocacy groups have long pressed the U.S. government to officially call the killings genocide, while the Turks have fought hard against such proposals in the U.S. and abroad. The issue has been debated in Congress...

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