Whether it is on the campaign trail in search of votes or holding fundraisers, candidates from George W. Bush to Barack Obama have all promised to recognize the Armenian genocide as president.
There is little debate among scholars that the events of 1915 constitute genocide. Politicians skirt the term for other reasons.
Clinton Used the G-Word as Senator but Not as Secretary of State.
Today, Armenia will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide.
The Ottoman Empire annihilated 1.5 million of it Armenian citizens, and took family stories.
Germany joins other nations in using the term condemned by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The "tragic events that took place in 1915-1917 against the Armenians ... represent a genocide."
Pope calls the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred.
All the band members are Armenian Americans, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide.
Turkey accepts that many Armenians died in clashes, but denies that this constituted an act of genocide