Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Rebuffing Turkey's efforts at reconciliation with Armenians

To the editor: With the 100th anniversary of a tragic chapter of World War I, The Times has unfortunately chosen to fuel misunderstanding rather than promote reconciliation. ("U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name," editorial, April 13) Turkey, for its part, continues to offer a hand in reconciliation to all Armenians, as evidenced by statements from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conveying condolences and sympathy, while calling for us all to remember the suffering of the time in a decent manner. Meanwhile, Turkey's efforts continue to be met with the same vitriol that led to the assassination of several Turkish diplomats by Armenian terrorists. I frequently hear...