Is Turkey saying it didn’t happen?
The Armenian Genocide (Armenian: Հայոց Ցեղասպանութիւն, Turkish: Ermeni Soykırımı), also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, by Armenians, the Great Calamity (Մեծ Եղեռն)–refers to the deliberate and systematic destruction (genocide) of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. It was characterised by the use of massacres and of deportations involving forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of Armenian deaths generally held to have been between one and one-and-a-half million.
Hat tip to Scooter over at Pharyngula for the Wikipedia article.
Take a look at this letter, written in 1915, from from U.S. ambassador in Turkey.
WARNING: Gruesome pictures below the fold.