Ankara’s US embassy uses ‘G’ word when tweeting Obama’s April 24 statement

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A screenshot of the Ankara's US Embassy Twitter post

A screenshot of the Ankara’s US Embassy Twitter post

ANKARA—The US Embassy in Turkey, in what can be deemed a scandal is some circles, used the Turkish word Soykirim—Genocide—on Twitter while sharing President Obama’s statement on April 24, in which he, once again refused to properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

Daily Sabah reported that the incident garnered a considerable amount of reaction on social media in Turkey, adding that the US Embassy removed the message from its Twitter page.

Speaking to Daily Sabah, a U.S. Turkish Embassy official said that it was a mistake in terms of translation and the embassy offered apologies for the mistake on the sensitive issue.