Who recognizes the Armenian Genocide?

As of October 2015, 28 countries recognise the Armenian Genocide:

  • Armenia

    Map showing countries that recognise the genocide, partially recognise the genocide and don't recognise the genocide.
    Map showing countries that recognise the genocide, partially recognise the genocide and don’t recognise the genocide.
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Chile
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

The pattern here is that these countries are mostly located in Europe and South America, along with Russia and Canada, and a few in the Middle East. No African or Australasian countries recognise the Armenian Genocide, (although the parliament of New South Wales in Australia does recognise it), and very few Asian countries recognise the genocide. Crucially, the USA doesn’t recognise the genocide officially – 43 of the states do recognise it (Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming do not), but the motion to recognise it as genocide has never passed through the senate, despite many motions. The United Kingdom doesn’t officially recognise the genocide either, although the Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland do. Similarly, other countries that partially recognise the genocide (i.e. have parliaments/regions/cities that recognise the genocide but are yet to do so as a whole include Iran and Spain.)

Turkey (modern day descendant of the Ottoman Empire) and Azerbaijan deny the genocide.

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