Turkey's Erdogan doesn't expect Obama to call Armenian killings 'genocide'

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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:47 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he did not wish for or expect U.S. President Barack Obama to use the word "genocide" in reference to the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 during World War One.

"I would not want Obama to use the word 'genocide' and I would not expect such a thing," Erdogan told a joint press conference with Iraqi President Fuad Masum.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by John Stonestreet)