Turkey's foreign minister warned the Obama administration on Friday of negative diplomatic consequences if it does not do more to block a U.S. resolution branding the World War I-era killing of Armenians as genocide.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would assess what measures it would take should a resolution approved Thursday pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"We expect the U.S. administration to, as of now, display more effective efforts. Otherwise the picture ahead will not be a positive one," Davutoglu told reporters.
The U.S. foreign affairs committee panel approved the resolution declaring the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians genocide with a 23-22 vote. The resolution is now set to go before the full House.