The article quotes the speech of President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia.The killing, he said, was “unprecedented in terms of volume and ramifications” at that point in history.
"'The western part of the Armenian people, who for millenniums had lived in their homeland, in the cradle of their civilization, were displaced and annihilated under a state-devised plan,' Mr. Sargsyan said, 'with direct participation of the army, police, other state institutions, and gangs comprising criminals released from the prisons specifically for this purpose.'
"'Around 1.5 million human beings were slaughtered merely for being Armenian,' he said."From a NYT article published August 18, 1915:
How shameful that the Turkish president and its official policy still deny these facts of history!