New pro-Turkey resolution introduced in US congressa
US congressman has introduced a new resolution praising Turkey's parliamentary democracy ahead of April 23, the anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Parliament, celebrated as National Sovereignty and Children's Day. The resolution, introduced on April 15 by Representative Edolphus Towns, a New York Democrat, comes as the Armenian diaspora in the United States is upping pressure on Congress and the administration to recognize so-called genocide claims. Last week, 20 members of Congress commemorated the so-called genocide, and Armenians are planning protests against President Barack Obama to criticize what they call his failure to honor a campaign pledge to recognize the "genocide" claims. Democrats are a minority in the US House of Representatives.