Turkey, Armenians battle over genocide 100 years later

Armenians from around the globe are in Istanbul today for the commemoration of what's been called the first genocide of modern times, when up to 1.5 million Armenians died in the massacres and deportations that began in 1915.

A century later, the bitterly contested history is hardly a thing of the past. Turkey continues to insist that the wartime killings were not genocide, while Armenians say Turkey's denial is an affront to a core part of their national identity.

My latest for USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/04/23/turkey-armenia-genocide-massacre-anniversary/26261059/