The Turkish “Union and Progress” party, overthrowing the Sultan, came to power. From the very first years of their coming to power, the leaders of the party planned and organized the uprising, trying to put an end to the Armenian question.
Taking advantage of the war situation in the world, they began to deport and massacre the Armenians, later presenting it as a simple necessity of war. In fact, the plan was planned: to displace and exterminate the Armenian ethnic group, simply because they are Armenians. Later, the Turks began to falsify history, trying to present everything in reverse, as if the Armenians had organized the massacre of the Turkish people.
In addition, the documents on the property of the Armenians and the Armenian cultural monuments were distorted. It was a genocide of a whole nation with its culture. The Turkish government has built its denial on three main principles.
1. Transfer of responsibility (i.e. the massacres were committed by Armenians).
2. Denial of intentionality (i.e. it is denied that it was organized in advance, the removal of certain places is partially accepted, presenting it as the need to protect people).
3. Falsification of figures (i.e. underestimation of the number of the Armenian population, property, cultural buildings).
The policy of genocide denial caused a national identity crisis among the first generation after the genocide. This was a unique continuation of the genocide. However, it should be noted that in the recent period we see another reality, in response to the denial policy, representatives of the second and third generation of Armenians, both in the homeland and in other countries, have united and are expressing a new commitment to counter the denial and the denial of the facts.
Testimonies from foreign representatives have also multiplied, and a new interest has spread among historians to study and recover the facts of the genocide.