"Who today still speaks of the extermination of the Armenians?" -- Adolf Hitler, 1939.
Disarmed Armenians being marched by Turkish soldiers, April, 1915.
The Armenian Genocide . . . was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland which lies within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. The majority of Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide. -- Wikipedia.
Turk taunting starving Armenian children with bread.
The Armenian Genocide is the prominent example of what can occur when a government decides to implement "gun control" laws, in the 20th century. The Armenian nation was a member of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. There were an estimate of 2,ooo,ooo Armenians living in the Turkish Ottoman Empire. After the fall of the sultan and the rise of Turkish chauvinism under the three Young Turks in the 1900s, the right to bear any arms was slowly limited. This did not affect Turks, Kurds, nor any other Muslims during the time. The ability to protect oneself was taken away from the Armenian people. In the coming years massacres of the Christian Armenian minority would continue. Unarmed, the Armenians would suffer the first genocide of the 20th century. -- The Armenian Genocide and Gun Control
Armenian children during the genocide, 1915.
But don't worry. According to Turkey IT NEVER HAPPENED.