PALLONE RESPONDS TO TURKEY'S REMOVAL OF ITS AMBASSADOR FROM THE U.S. AFTER GENOCIDE VOTE
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, gave the following statement in response to Turkey's decision to remove its ambassador from the United States. The decision comes one day after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 27 to 21 in support of the Armenian Genocide Resolution.
"This is just another effort by the Turkish government to bully members of Congress into denying the fact of the Armenian Genocide. When the committee overwhelmingly supported this same resolution two years ago, the Turkish government did not take such drastic steps in retaliation. It is clear the Turkish government will go to any lengths to keep this bill from coming up for a vote of the full House.
"I am confident that my colleagues will see this for what it is worth, and will continue to stand for truth and justice when this bill finally comes to the floor in the coming weeks."