Both atrocities happened. To pretend they didn’t is beyond sick. Turkey says, well, it wasn’t genocide because it wasn’t planned by the state, a statement highly disputed by others. They do not deny that hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, Armenians were killed.
Some history. A soldier was injured in WWII. An Armenian doctor put him back together, and told him of the genocide. When that soldier became a senator, he put forth a resolution each year to recognize the genocide. It was always defeated, but he kept trying. His efforts helped considerably to get the truth out.
Bob Dole had no problem calling it genocide.