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An important note added to history

Arsen Yarman, in his recent comprehensive study[1], focuses on the war zones of the Empire after the Russo-Turkish War and the situation of the Armenians living in a geography trodden by fifty years of battle. His point of departure is the book of Boğos Natanyan querying for justice, titled Armenia’s ...
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From 1908 to 1915 and The Roots of Genocide Reaching Today

The ancient peoples of this geography have looked to 1908 with hope and supported it. However this hope was an illusion. The bureaucratic bourgeoisie who composes the backbone of the Young Turks movement and who took the power easily by saying Freedom, Equality, Fraternity does not hesitate to show its ...
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THE COMMITTEE OF UNION AND PROGRESS AND THE END OF HELLENS IN THEIR HISTORICAL LANDS

It is possible to shortly summarize the policy which came into being after the coup d’etat of the Committee of Union and Progress in 1908 which coincides with the constitutional reforms and promises: In the Ottoman geography, in place of Hamid thousands of tyrants who were more dangerous and were ...
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Foundations of non-Muslim Communities: The Last Object of Confiscation

Non-Muslim Foundations in Turkey have been facing a huge amount of problems. These problems are a systematic part of the disturbance, supression and expulsion of non-Muslims.With the ruling of the general legal committee of the Supreme Court of Appeals in 1974, non-Muslim citizens of Turkey have been considered as non-Turks, ...
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A commemoration in the Greek Metropolitan Church of Edirne in 1919

We know that Armenians’ century-old struggle for lifting the thick cover of denialism over the Armenian Genocide, which was the first genocide of the 20th century, has passed through many stages. They have passed many ordeals through this hard time, and they still do. More than their ordeal, humanity's test ...
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Special Organization (Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa)

The official history and historians keep making up a story about the Special Organization by  saying that this organization was an intelligence agency established due to the circumstances during Tripoli and Balkan Wars and that it was entrusted with operational authorities as a necessity. However SO’s internal operations are not ...
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1915, Turkish people must face the truth

By being aware of the fact that it is an irony to mention about the justice in an environment where the most plainspoken child of Armenian society, Sevan Nişanyan was targeted because of criticizing the regime and the religion and he was punished with a prison sentence nearly a life ...
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For Justice we do not seem to have any other way than calling out to Humanity!

We all need to know the true picture of our blood-stained country. And we should look straight and courageously at it. Zabel Eseyan Speech at the International Conference of the Peoples of Asia Minor in Berlin on January 28/29, 2017 It is very important to organize such a meeting where ...
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References to the Genocidal Denial “Documentaries” in a Few Items

Documentaries are based on lies prepared by the “Talaat Pasha committee”. They make the Katchznouni and Russian documents speak as they wish.With the declaration of mobilization, the number of applications of Armenians to the military service branch is quite high. Van, which is said to have rebelled, is the province ...
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The Malta Documents – Continuity between CUP and the Turkish Republic

These documents give us the accounts of what 150 Ottoman government authorities and civil servants did during WWI. It is also the story of the annihilation of a people under the isolated conditions of war and seizure of their property, the story of how a new commercial bourgeoisie and a ...
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The Mechanisms for Terrorizing Minorities: The Capital Tax and Work Battalions in Turkey during the Second World War

Two policies against non-Muslim minorities implemented during the Second World War by the Turkish government are analyzed in this essay: (1) the Capital Tax (Varlik Vergisi) implemented as a means of economic destruction of these minorities from November 1942 to March 1944 and (2) the mobilization of minority young men ...
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