US warns its citizens in Turkey against protests over Armenian genocide recognition

The United States has warned its citizens living in Turkey against possible demonstrations or protests that may occur following U.S. President Joe Biden’s recognition of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

“U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the areas around U.S. government buildings, and exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather,” read the statement on the website of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates Turkey.

The Turkish government was infuriated by Biden’s Armenian genocide recognition and Ankara summoned the U.S. Ambassador to Ankara to convey its “strong reaction.”