Originally Posted by Silas
There was no genocide, there was a rebellion organized by Russia to arm, kill and ethnic cleanse Turks from East Anatolia, something that was already done in the Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece. The Turks who had experienced the price of loss before were no longer willing to cede any more losses, so they put their foot down and harshly put down the rebellion, and yes some civilians died but it's ridiculous to call it a genocide.
1 - The well-known Armenian author Levon Dabagyan said as follows: "Those who claimed that genocide was committed must learn history much better. Armenian issue is very important for the Christian West because it has been used against Turks/Muslims. West's empty promises led Armenians to uprising. There was no Armenian Genocide, only a deportation!"
2 - K.S. Papazian: "Terrorism has, from the beginning, been adopted by the Dashnak Committee (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) as a policy or a method for achieving its ends."
[Patriotism Perverted, Boston Baker Press, 1934]
3 - The report of Aslem Varaam, a Dashnag officer: "I exterminated the Turkish population in Bashar-Gechar without making any exceptions. One some times feels the bullets shouldn't be wasted. So, the most effective way against these dogs is to collect the people who have survived the clashes and dump them in deep holes and crush them under heavy rocks pressed from above, not to let them inhabit this world any longer. So I did accordingly. I collected all the women, men and children and extinguished their lives in the deep holes I dumped them into, crushing them with rocks."
(A.A.Lalayan, "Revolutionary East" No: 2-3, p.92, Moscow, 1936)
4 - Hovhannes Katchaznouni (the first prime-minister of the Armenian state): "The Armenian terrorist acts were directed, at winning the Western public opinion. They were unconditionally allied with Russia. They massacred the Moslem population. The decision of the deportation of Armenians was a rightful measure taken by Turks. Turkey had acted with an instinct of self-defence."
(Manifesto Bucharest, 1923)
Watch this, a lot of old western newspaper headlines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzP5q-ouZ8U
Example: Attack the Turks - Armenians begin Religious Assault
Armenians attack the Turks (Ford Wayne Journal Gezette)
The Armenians Kill the Turks (Manitoba free press)
The Armenian terrorists had also attempted suicide bombing Sultan Abdulhamid II.
And Erdogan has called on Armenia many times to settle their accounts together but the Armenians never accepted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJygosEmDY