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1. His comment did not mention the Armenian genocide
2. The city was depopulated by the 1900s, and thus was not actively part of the genocide
3. The order for the destruction of the city was in may of 1921, long after even the most broad definition of the genocide (Early 1915 to the end of 1920)
4. The site was on the Soviet border and thus was highly restricted until recently. Now there is no need for permission but during the cold war and the post nagrono-karabakh war tensions there was a permission requirement that has since been lifted.
Get your nationalism out of here, I am all for more talk about the Genocide but attacking somebody who was clearly exaggerating (how can a city be actively destroyed for turks for centuries when it was depopulated and was not even owned by Turkey a century ago, it was part of Russia)