Levin Statement on 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Apr 24, 2017 Issues: Foreign Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today released the following statement honoring the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:

“I join with the Armenian community in Michigan and around the world in solemn commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The Ottoman Empire systemically brutalized and killed over one million Armenian men, women, and children of all ages, with countless more displaced from their homeland. Yet the United States still refuses to acknowledge these atrocities for what they truly were: the first genocide of the 20th century.

“Today, I join many others to call on President Trump to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide.”