Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday approval of the resolution would have harmed U.S.-Turkish ties and hampered Turkey's efforts to normalize ties with longtime foe Armenia.
Davutoglu said "common sense has prevailed once again."
Supporters of the resolution made a push for approval in the final days of Congress, despite opposition from the Obama administration. Instead, the House of Representatives ended its two-year term Wednesday without taking up the matter.
Historians estimate up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks. Turkey denies the deaths constituted a genocide.
ISTANBUL - The Associated Press
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.