Armenian Christians were massacred by the Ottoman Empires starting in 1915 until 1917 in the geographic area that is now Turkey. The number of people killed is estimated at 800,000 to 1.5 million. It also involved deportation and death marches, including in the desert of Syria.
Assyrian Christians and Greek Orthodox were also targeted in the same fashion.
Today, April 24, businesses are closing in Los Angeles to commemorate the genocide. Breitbart
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(Sen. Obama promised to recognize the Armenian genocide if elected. But he hasn’t kept that promise. Breitbart)