The current Turkish government claims that Armenian deaths were the result of civil war, as in the Turks against the Armenians. Right, guys? Talk about insulting your audience’s intelligence!
And then there are those who say you can’t call the Armenian Massacre “genocide” because the word didn’t exist until 1943 (never mind that law professor Raphael Lemkin said he coined the term with the Armenian experience in mind).
That semantic sleight of hand is worthy of the people who write ballot propositions. Whatever you call it, Adolf Hitler said that he could exterminate the Jews because nobody remembered the Armenians. Don’t expect the American government to make any serious attempts to get the current Turkish government to admit or address the Armenian Genocide. It’s not just because of whatever strategic value Turkey has as a NATO ally.