By: Kiara Doss
Not a Genocide
Many say The Armenian Genocide wasn't actually a "genocide". They say that the slayings were not pre-meditated, but 1.5 million were killed. Tell me that's not a genocide. Sadly, even our own president will not recognize it as a genocide. The people of turkey believed that Armenians were not to be "trusted" and that's why the killings happened.
Why Turkey doesn’t use the word ‘genocide’ for Armenia
Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview - New York Times
Perspective: Armenians in the area were blamed for siding with the Russians and the Young Turks began a campaign to portray the Armenians as a threat to the state.
Bias: Bias by Omission-
Why Turkey doesn't use the word 'genocide' for Armenia (video)
Perspective: The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest.
Bias: Bias by omission- the turkish are one sided because they still believe today that is was not a genocide.
Criticism: Marxist, they used what they have seen and heard to form an opinion on the genocide.
Armenian Genocide - Facts & Summary
In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to remove and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Though reports vary, most sources agree that there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the massacre. By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. Today, most historians call this event a genocide "a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate an entire people". The Turkish government does not acknowledge the enormity of these events. Despite pressure from Armenians and social justice advocates throughout the world, it is even illegal to speak on the acts of 1915 in Turkey.