For decades, measures recognizing the Armenian genocide have stalled in Congress, stymied by concerns that it could complicate relations with Turkey and intense lobbying by the Ankara government.
Lawmakers challenged Mr. Trump to give his endorsement to the genocide resolution, even though it does not require his formal signature. Each time, a Republican senator objected, citing disapproval of the motion by the White House.
Earlier this month, Republican Sen. "Today's unanimous Senate action shines a spotlight on the president, who continues - against all reason - to enforce [President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's] veto against honest American remembrance of Turkey's extermination and exile of millions of Christians".
But a vote in the Senate was repeatedly blocked by President Trump's fellow Republican senators.
His remarks came after the US Senate unanimously passed Thursday a resolution that recognises the so-called Armenian "genocide".
On Oct. 29, the anniversary of the Turkish Republic, the House voted 405-11 in favor of the resolution to recognize alleged killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War I, but contests the figures and denies that the killings were systematically orchestrated and constituted genocide.
Turkey acknowledges that atrocities took place against Armenians during the war, but it says the killings were not a part of a systematic campaign and do not amount to genocide.
"In every previous attempt to politicize history by some members of the US Congress, we reiterated our position to form a group to study it", Altun said.
'History will note these resolutions as irresponsible and irrational actions by some members of the US Congress against Turkey, ' Altun said, adding that those members had acted to strain ties between the two countries.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the decision a "political show", while presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara strongly condemned and rejected the measure.
The White House reportedly did not want the legislation to move ahead as it negotiated with Ankara on sensitive issues, and following a meeting at the White House between Erdogan and Trump in November. The lower house voted for the piece of legislation in late October in response to Turkey's controversial offensive against Kurdish militia in northeastern Syria.