Nail Olpak, President of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), made a written assessment of the use of the so-called "Genocide" expression for the 1915 events by the U.S. President Joe Biden.
Olpak stated the following:
"We have deeply regretted the so-called genocide statement made by the U.S. President Joe Biden with a political discourse regarding the 1915 events. Turkey has never committed such a crime against humanity during its long history. We strongly oppose and completely reject this unrealistic, political and baseless statement, which is not valid in terms of international law. We do not find this unfair attitude of the U.S.A., which we call a friendly and allied country, which will not benefit anyone as a third country, neither politically nor diplomatically.
In spite of various problems, during these critical times when we have joined our efforts to increase trade cooperations between Turkey and the United States, we invite the U.S. government once more to reconsider the sensitivity of the situation and their attitude. We will resolutely continue our business diplomacy activities, which we carry out to add value to the foreign economic relations of the Turkish business world."