The Armenian Genocide – 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

There is a picture in this post that shows Heads stuck on sticks. Though such Barbarism must have taken place many times in history, a reminder as in this post should make Us, World Citizens, to Awaken, and Demand for the Severest Punishments on Perpetrators of these things.

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The Armenian Genocide – 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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In April 1915 the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population. The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918, while hundreds of thousands had become homeless and stateless refugees. By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared.

The Ottoman Empire was ruled by the Turks who had conquered lands extending across West Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe. The Ottoman government was centered in Istanbul (Constantinople) and was headed by a sultan who was vested with absolute power. The Turks practiced Islam and were a martial people. The Armenians, a Christian minority…

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7 comments

  1. This is not true… What do you know about the history on this event? Turkish Goverment and also historians want to open all our archieve and documents and also the other countries too but armenian government doesn’t want this… For years they have not saying the truth…

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    • Oh, Oh, Oh… Frankly I do not know any of the History behind all these things, my Dear Nia. What I write is Not for or against any particular country.

      But Anybody who does things like that should be punished in the Most Severe way.

      Love and Regards.

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  2. The Armenian Genocide
    and Turkey’s Attempt to Deny It

    From 1915 to 1917 the Young Turk regime in the Ottoman Empire carried out a systematic, premeditated, centrally planned genocide against the Armenian people. One of the documents authenticated by Turkish authorities in 1919 is a telegram sent in June 1915 by Dr. Sakir, one of the leaders of the secret organization that carried out the planning and implementation of the Genocide. He asks the provincial party official who is responsible for carrying out the deportations and massacres of Armenians within his district: “Are the Armenians, who are being dispatched from there, being liquidated? Are those harmful persons whom you inform us you are exiling and banishing, being exterminated, or are they being merely dispatched and exiled? Answer explicitly….”

    The evidence of intent is backed also by the outcome of the actions against the Armenians: it is inconceivable that over a million persons could have died due to even a badly flawed effort at resettlement. Moreover, the pattern of destruction was repeated over and over in different parts of Turkey, many of them far from any war zone; such repetition could only have come from a central design. Further, the reward structure was geared toward destruction of the Christian minority: provincial governors and officials who refused to carry out orders to annihilate the Armenians were summarily replaced.

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    • My Dear Mihran, thanks for sharing. But, I do not think 100 year old issues can be solved over blogs!

      And my Dear Nia, NO country or state, Not the Vatican, not India, would be entirely guiltless of wrongdoings.

      To me, finding out who did what makes sense Only if the person is living.

      What becomes Important in this case is What is wrong, rather than who is wrong.

      And Wrongness can be Corrected Only if All the Three of Us, and the World, get together and see that such things do not happen again, in the Future.

      Love and Regards.

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  3. Thank you for bringing all these atrocities to our attention, BaBa. Nothing seems to have changed throughout the world so your fight to make it a better place is a very difficult one. Your good deeds and thoughts must help those around you I’m sure. x

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