By Professor Justin McCarthy The following text was presented by Justin McCarthy at the Bosphorus University’s Symposium on Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. In discussing an issue as volatile as the status of the Ottoman Armenians, it is important to define terms. By "Armenian," I mean those Ottoman citizens who were Armenian in [...]
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By Professor Justin McCarthy Published in the Boston Globe, April 25, 1998 During World War 1, Anatolia, the Asiatic section of modern Turkey, was the scene of horrible acts of inhumanity between Armenians and Turks. For many decades, the history of the conflict between the Turks and the Armenians has primarily been written from the viewpoint [...]
By Professor Justin McCarthy By the time of World War I, prejudice against Turks had already existed in Europe and America for centuries. During that war, however, anti-Turkish prejudice was deliberately fostered and enlarged by two cooperating agencies--the American missionary establishment and the propaganda office of Great Britain. While there is no space here to consider [...]
By Bruce Fein* Huffington Post - June 5, 2009 On April 24, 2009--Armenian Remembrance Day-- President Barack Obama issued a statement "remember[ing] the 1.5 million Armenian [deaths] in the final days of the Ottoman Empire." The President stumbled. To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and the number of Armenians [...]
By Bruce Fein* The differences between the alleged Armenian genocide of the World War I era and the Holocaust are overwhelming, something akin to the legal chasm between first degree murder and negligent homicide. To equate the two would be to vitiate the moral stigma that should attach to the crime of crimes, and to violate [...]
By Demir Delen A Publication of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations Introduction It is a fact that approximately 700,000 Armenians were killed or died of starvation and disease during the First World War in eastern Anatolia. It is also a fact that more than 2 million Turks and Muslims were massacred by the Armenians at [...]
Today marks a monumental day in Turkish history - a day to memorialize the lives that were lost in Turkey's final battle for independence. Under the leadership of revolutionary leader and visionary statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anatolian men and women, young and old, fought in the ranks of the Turkish Independence Movement, with little or no [...]
Colonel Atilla Altikat (1937-1982) Armenian gunmen attack and kill Turkish military attaché, Colonel Atilla Altikat, in Ottawa, Canada. When his car stops at a red light on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, a passenger from a nearby vehicle gets out and fires nine shots from a 9mm Browning handgun through the passenger side window [...]
Today we celebrate the 94th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty. It was through this treaty that Turkey finally gained back its political and economic sovereignty, in the aftermath of what was possibly the most turbulent years of its history. Witnessing the catastrophic decline of the Ottoman Empire after the superimposed Sevres Treaty and the hardships [...]
July 20, 2017 | Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Turkish Rescue and Peace Operation conducted by the Turkish Army on Cyprus on July 20, 1974 to protect the lives and liberties of the island's Turkish community from mass extermination. Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) commends the Turkish Armed Forces, which carried out one [...]