The years of the first world war were the last years of the Ottoman empire. Alongside with their downfall, the Ottomans took with them the lives of 1.5 million of Armenians. The Armenian Genocide is in fact the first genocide of the 20th century, and yet Turkey denies the facts.
It is always useful to take a step back, look at some (not so old) history and place yourself within the given new context. Pro-Assad people will never hesitate to blame pro-opposition in Syria to support IS, Al Qaeda and sometimes as far as Zionism. They will point out how