The US embassy in Turkey will be closed for two days "as a precautionary measure."


The consulate general in Istanbul and the consulates of Adana and Izmir will also close their doors on Monday and Tuesday because "there may be demonstrations or protests after recognizing the Armenian Genocide by Joe Biden.

In Ankara, the US embassy announced this week that it would be closed next Monday and Tuesday as a precaution against the threat of protests against US President Joe Biden's official recognition of the Armenian genocide.

The White House statement on April 24 may have led to demonstrations or demonstrations reminiscent of the lives of all those killed in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide.

The statement said As a precautionary measure, the embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul, and the consulates in Adana and Izmir would remain closed next Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27. The statement said.

Besides, it warns US citizens "to avoid areas around US government buildings" and to be careful "in places where Americans or foreigners may gather."

Numerous senior officials in the Turkish government and the ruling party, the Islamist AKP, have harshly condemned Biden's decision to use the word genocide for the first time in the monument denies that the 1915 massacre could be described with that term.

The strongest condemnation came from the leader of the AKP's coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist MHP party, Devlet Bahçeli, who defended the deportation of Armenians in 1915 as a fair and balanced decision. He declared that his statement had been obtained through torture.

The nationalist IYI party and the social democrat CHP, which form an opposition coalition, have protested against Biden's use of the term, calling it historically incorrect.

Only the left-wing HDP party, which holds the third seat in parliament, has called on society to recognize the past and face the shame of the Armenian genocide.

Every year, on this day, we commemorate the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide, and we pledge to prevent this atrocity from happening again with the words of Biden. He became the first American president to call for a massacre of 1.5 million Armenians during the First World War.

The president announced a statement on Saturday, April 24, the same year as the 1915 anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide, when Ottoman troops confronted Tsarist Russia during World War I in the region that today is Armenia. The president said the American people respect all Armenians who died in the genocide that began 106 years ago so that there would be no doubt about their identities.

The statement is likely to increase tensions with Turkey. A NATO ally has vehemently denied the post, which has already been adopted by several countries, including France and Russia. Though, in the text, Biden attempts to adapt: We affirm history. We are not doing it to condemn anyone but to make certain that what happened never happens.