Last week, to commemorate the start of the Ottoman genocide against Armenians, US President Joe Biden officially acknowledged the genocide. He was the first US President to do so. Why do nations deny committing genocides? What form does denial take? What is the implications of President Biden’s acknowledgment for US-Turkish relations? Doug Becker speaks with Fatma Müge Göçek

Fatma Müge Göçek is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of history, politics and gender. She is the author of Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East.

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Armenia: Why do nations deny genocide?

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