It looks like the Germans were involved and directed the Ottomans in the Greek genocide. No wonder Merkel went to see Erdogan and made secret deals. Birds of the same feathers ...
"King Constantine himself accused the German Kaiser, his brother-in-law, of Germany's complicity in the genocide, a claim the Kaiser denied, though enough evidence now exists to suggest that the organised removal of Greeks from coastal regions such as Gallipoli and the forced death marches of the population were suggested to the Ottomans by German military advisers."
"In his memoirs Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) Henry Morgenthau wrote:
'Acting under Germany's prompting, Turkey now began to apply this principle of deportation to her Greek subjects in Asia Minor... This procedure against the Greeks not improperly aroused my indignation. I did not have the slightest suspicion at that time that the Germans had instigated these deportations, but I looked upon them merely as an outburst of Turkish ferocity and chauvinism ...' "