George Clooney: There was Armenian Genocide, no argument about it

Famous actor George Clooney said there was genocide in Armenia in 1915, and there is no argument about it.

“Now, history has changed and the Turks don’t want to talk about it anymore. And because we have military bases in [Turkey], suddenly those same politicians who before could say, ‘Yes, there was a genocide,’ can’t talk about it now,” Clooney said in an interview with The Frame on Southern California Public Radio.

Clooney said the actor cannot make policy, but can really “make moments louder that matter to you”.

“I’ve had conversations with senators where I’ll say, “Can we talk about the Armenian Genocide?” and they’ll say, “Absolutely not, because Turkey is our partner in the war on terror,” he added.