"There are no links between these historical incidents and what happened in Gaza and the U.N. Security Resolution," Tekin said. "If you are making a decision on a historical debate, it has to be made based on the parameters of that debate."
Tekin also charged U.S. representatives with using a double standard, and urged them not to meddle in Turkish-Armenian relations.
"Turkish-American relations are too strong. We share a lot of strategic relationships," he said. "If they want to deal with the issue of Armenia and Turkey, rather than passing a one-sided resolution, they should focus on moving forward with the [protocol] process."
Turkey denies that mass killings carried out between 1915 and 1923 were genocide. But most historians — and many governments — agree that the Ottoman Empire carried out a campaign that led to the extermination of 1.5 million Armenians.