Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol was the U.S. High Commissioner and then the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey between the years of 1920 and 1926. Below is his letter, dated 28 March 1921, to Dr. James L. Barton of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. As a U.S. diplomat living in [...]
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By Professor Justin McCarthy Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives. 104 Congress, 2nd Session May 15, 1996 The history of the Armenian Turkish conflict is complicated and contentious, impossible to describe accurately in statements of one-sided guilt such as the one presently before Congress. Ethnic conflict between Turks and Armenians actually began more than 100 [...]
Boghos Nubar Pasha was the leader of the Armenian delegation in attendance at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I. In his letter to The Times of London, dated 30 January 1919, he openly acknowledges that it was the Armenian contributions to the allied war effort which led to their mistreatment by the Ottoman authorities. [...]
British Consul to Erzurum, R.W. Graves, talks about the three separate Armenian parties in his letter to Sir P. Currie, dated 28 January 1895. This letter reflects the beginnings of the activities of the Armenian revolutionary parties in Eastern Anatolia. No. 381 Consul Graves to Sir P. Currie ERZEROUM, January 28, 1895 (Received at the Foreign [...]
By Maxime Gauin Turkish Weekly, September 6, 2011 The congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation of 1972, organized in Vienna, Austria, decided the return to terrorist methods and the creation of a terrorist branch, the so-called “Justice Commandos Against Armenian Terrorism,” later renamed the “Armenian Revolutionary Army.” Among the main targets of the JCAG/ARA were Turkish [...]
On this eleventh day of October in the year of 1989, there appeared before me, a notary public duly commissioned by the State of California, Albert J. Amateau, known to me. In my presence the said Albert J. Amateau duly took the required oath and affixed his signature to this instrument as well as to every [...]
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has said that claims of an Armenian Genocide are "meaningless," according to the April 10th edition of the Turkish Daily News (TDN). The newspaper quoted him as saying that: "We reject attempts to create a similarity between the Holocaust and the Armenian allegations. Nothing similar to the Holocaust occurred. It is [...]
The Manifesto of Hovhannes Katchaznouni, First Prime Minister of the Independent Armenian Republic. Translated from the original by Matthew A. Callender, Edited by John Roy Carlson (Arthur A. Derounian). Published by the Armenian Information Service Suite 7D, 471 Park Ave. New York 22 - 1955. This is a summary of an important book, entitled "The Armenian [...]
The British Government officially restated its position on the allegation of genocide by Armenians, issuing a press release on July 23 that calls 'the massacres of 1915-16' an 'appalling tragedy'. The statement by the British Embassy in Ankara, underlined that the British government does 'not believe the evidence demonstrates that the events should be classified as [...]
By Seyfi Tashan* Turkish Daily News, April 2002 In March 1915 when the Russian forces began to move towards Van and immediately Armenians of Van began a general revolt massacring all the Turks in the vicinity easing the way for Russian forces. Armenian question and the Western powers The chief of staff of the Third Army [...]