Piratis, just because 6-7 countries recognize this socalled genocide, does not make it real... Why did it take 90 years for France to realise that there had been an Armenian genocide?? Sweden suddenly changed its official position and does not recognise the "genocide" anymore. Why did this happen? IF there had been such a thing called "Armenian genocide" , why is it so hard for the countries to recongise it?
The murderings of Armenians during the World War 1 do not necessarily mean that the Ottoman government wanted to get rid of the whole Armenian race from the Earth! We all know that this Armenian genodice thing was first created by the British during the World War 1 in order to justify the creation of an Armenian state and invasion of the Eastern Anatolia by Russia. We also know that Armenian genocide is the only thing that keep Armenians as a nation.
The fact is that many Armenians were brutally slaughtered during the wars by Turks and Kurds, however this cannot be classified as a "genocide". If so, why were the Armenians in Istanbul not murdered? Besides, during the wars 2.5 million Ottomans had died in Eastern Anatolia (Ottoman Empire was under occupation of five nations). There is another fact that, in the USA if scholars do not support the Armenian genocide they face with threat and even are attacked by the Armenian groups. Former UCLA Professor Stanford Shaw's house was bombed by Armenians, because he didnt believe the socalled genocide had happened!!
"Instead of recognizing that Turkey is one of the worst countries in terms of human rights violations, and that their history is again one of the most brutal ones (in the way they treated others), they are just giving cheap excuses." You are telling this just because you are a Greek Cypriot... That is the only explanation. You do not have propagandas in South, do you?
We have less brutal history than the whole Europe mate!