A statement came from the US State Department regarding the term “genocide” used by President Biden regarding the 1915 events.
In the written statement of the spokesperson of the Ministry, an assessment was made about what the Biden administration’s April 24 statement could legally mean.
The statement said, “The President’s latest statement was not intended to affect Turkey’s sovereign immunity against US courts’ civil jurisdiction, which is regulated by the Foreign State Immunity Act.”
US President Biden described the events of 1915 as “genocide” in a statement he made on April 24, and Turkey reacted strongly to the statement in question.
In the USA, the “Foreign State Immunity Act” (FSIA) grants foreign states exemption from trials before American courts.