Both deniers and believers of the Armenian genocide claim to have history on their side. So, was the Armenian genocide a genocide?
The Erzeroum Massacre: Armenians Slaughtered and the British Consulate Stoned
“The news gives the following details of the recent riots of Erzeroum: ‘On June 20 the soldiery were ordered to disperse Armenians who were holding a meeting in a churchyard.'”
Pope Francis Calls Armenian Deaths ‘First Genocide of 20th Century’
“Pope Francis described the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Turks as the “first genocide of the 20th century” on Sunday, touching off a diplomatic furor with Turkey and entering into a tense historical debate with wider implications for the Vatican’s relations with Islam.”
Q&A: Armenian genocide dispute
“The mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I remains a highly sensitive issue.”
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948
“Having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 19462 that genocide is a crime under international law […]”
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