References to the Genocidal Denial “Documentaries” in a Few Items

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  1. Documentaries are based on lies prepared by the “Talaat Pasha committee”. They make the Katchznouni and Russian documents speak as they wish.
  2. 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 with the highest number of applications. In the face of high applications, the governor reports that they have a feeding problem for them.
  3. It will be useful in the context of military service. Military service is inherence to Muslims; non-Muslims were not deemed worthy of military service. Military service is the lap of the prophet (Muhammad). Since the soldier’s job is jihad, others cannot be related to this sacred duty. The ‘millet’ (nation) system is not autonomous either. They are not worthy of Islamic law.
  4. It is out of question for the Armenians to revolt. They have resisted in several places, but they were crushed everywhere except Van and Musa Dagh. If the Russians and the French got late, the fate of Van and Musa Dagh would have been the same. We know from the official documents, the Armenians in the region played an important role in suppressing the Mullah Selim Revolt that started in Bitlis in March and April; the government distributed arms to the Armenians; and the Armenian soldiers in the Ottoman army were martyred in the conflicts. It is useful to keep history in mind. Because this nullifies the justification for the revolt in terms of the genocide against the Armenians. Those who had not executed among the rebels were taken to the Special Organization in November 1914 and used in the Genocide.
  5. At the beginning of the war which started on 8 January 1914, the Ottomans did not enter the war. They signed an alliance agreement with Germany on 2.8.1914; the next day, the CUP party secretaries moved to Trabzon for a meeting to prepare the Special Organization for operations on the Russian border. And Arif Cemil and Yakup Cemil left for Artvin; and Bahaettin Şakir, SO Chief, for Erzurum. It is reported that the SO units organized by them started operations against Iran on September 16, 1914. And the operations are launched simultaneously in the southern Caucasus. The number of Christians killed in the operations in the Caucasus is given by Lepsius as 7,000 and by Raymond Kevorkian as 16,000. The number of Christians killed in Iran is 21,000. The majority of those killed in this operations were Armenian villagers. The lives of Armenians were intended, and their properties were disseised. Documentation and information on these are available.
  6. Those speaking in documentaries, disguised as historians and academics are salaried persons. The denial industry has reached a large number. The race to get slices of the big cake continues inside and outside. These people are the runners of this race.
  7. There is no official or civilian official prosecuted for ill-treatment and killing of Armenians. The proceedings are about material misconducts. The gang chiefs Ahmet and Halil, who are responsible for the murder of many Armenian victims, especially Zohrab and Wartkes, are an exception. They were eliminated like a “dirty handkerchief” as their excessive talk would create a job for the government. This statement was used by the person responsible.
  8. We know that there is a parallel structure in giving orders. The basis of the denial of the Armenian Genocide was laid during the Genocide itself. First, some false orders which would please the Western countries had given, and then real orders had sent verbally. These false orders are part of both the denial process and the measures taken not to arouse the suspicion of the German authorities, to whom they are completely connected.
  9. The number of Armenian volunteers is exaggerated. In November-December 1914, the total of 4 volunteer battalions was 2842. In the spring of 1915, it had increased to 6 battalions, with 1000 men in each battalion. Moreover, the Russian documents give the battalion size give as 700.
  10. On September 16, 1914, Armenians and other Christians were disarmed and sent to the labour battalions. Penalties begin for the families left behind by Armenians fleeing to Russia according to the documents dated September 24 and October 1.
  11. There is no concrete incident in the reports sent by the governors to the centre; many sensations are included.
  12. Before the final destruction decision is taken, the Kurdish tribes organized by Ömer Naci begin attacks on regions such as Saray, Özalp and Başkale. Van deputy Vramyan writes a report to Talaat Pasha on 18.2.11915 and told what happened.
  13. Tahsin Bey, governor of Erzurum, had written, “All’s well in Van” when he was Van governor. With the arrival of Cevdet, who is Enver Pasha’s brother-in-law and called ‘Başkale blacksmith’, oppression and killings started against the Armenians.
  14. The deportation of the Armenians in the region was decided by Bahaettin Şakir on 1.12.1914 and reported to the centre.
  15. Regional governors are special. They communicate and coordinate with each other by telegraph. The governor of Sivas, Muammer, is an extremist Unionist. The governor of Trabzon, Cemal Azmi is the former sworn Special Organization member and the ruthless mutasarrıf (district governor) of Rize. The governor of Diyarbakir Dr. Reşid is the founder of the Committee of Union and Progress. Called Başkale blacksmith, the governor of Van, Cevdet is the brother-in-law of Enver Pasha. The governor of Bitlis, Mustafa Abdulhalik is Talaat Pasha’s brother-in-law. The governor of Mamûretü’l-Azîz, Sabit, the governor of Sivas, Muammer, and the governor of Erzurum, Tahsin, are the fiduciary governors of the CUP. Some of these governors had led the Pontian Greek pogroms in the Aegean, Marmara and Thrace in 1913-14. Some of them are perpetrators of the second phase of the Genocide that took place on the territory of present-day Syria. These governors were also the highest bureaucrats during the Kemalist period (Young-Turks II).
  16. In his letter dated 3 march 1915, Bahaettin Şakir wrote to CUP Adana chief Cemal that Committee had taken the decision to annihilate. The Ministry of Interior reported to the governors to apply for instructions from the Third Arm on March 14.
  17. Reşid, who went to Diyarbakir on March 3, 1915, points out what to do saying, “I think that since whatever is done during this time will be considered profit, the shortest method should be applied to the Armenians.”