Commentary on The History of the Armenian Genocide

By Professor Malcolm E. Yapp* The following are excerpts from his commentary on The History of the Armenian Genocide by Vahakn N. Dadrian. "...The key issue, Dadrian contends is the genocidal nature of the massacres and this issue supersedes all others. The book is therefore a further contribution to the campaign waged by Armenian writers in [...]

Commentary on The History of the Armenian Genocide2017-10-04T14:43:35+00:00

The First Shot

By Professor Justin McCarthy (First Presented During A Conference at Yeditepe University, Istanbul) Historians should love the truth.  A historian has a duty to try to write only the truth.  Before historians write they must look at all relevant sources.  They must examine their own prejudices, then do all they can to insure that those prejudices [...]

The First Shot2017-10-04T14:35:31+00:00

Armenian-Turkish Conflict

By Professor Justin McCarthy (Turkish Grand National Assembly, March 24, 2005) THE HISTORY Ottoman Provinces Conflict between the Turks and the Armenians was not inevitable. The two peoples should have been friends. When World War I began, the Armenians and Turks had been living together for 800 years. The Armenians of Anatolia and Europe had been [...]

Armenian-Turkish Conflict2017-10-04T14:31:37+00:00

The Destruction of Ottoman Erzurum

By  Professor Justin McCarthy (First presented during a conference at the Atatürk University, Erzurum - September 2002) I am very pleased to be in Erzurum today. I am especially glad to be among my colleagues, the professors of Atatürk Üniversitesi, who have done so much to investigate the massacres of the Turks of Erzurum and to [...]

The Destruction of Ottoman Erzurum2017-10-04T14:25:43+00:00

The Anatolian Armenians, 1912-1922

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 [...]

The Anatolian Armenians, 1912-19222017-10-04T14:04:30+00:00

Anatolia 1915: Turks Died, Too

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 [...]

Anatolia 1915: Turks Died, Too2017-10-04T14:03:15+00:00

The Bryce Report: British Propaganda and the Turks

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 [...]

The Bryce Report: British Propaganda and the Turks2017-10-04T14:01:10+00:00

Lies, Damn Lies, and Armenian Deaths

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 [...]

Lies, Damn Lies, and Armenian Deaths2017-10-04T13:53:35+00:00

Differences Are Overwhelming

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 [...]

Differences Are Overwhelming2017-10-04T13:52:11+00:00

The Turkish Tragedy

By John Dewey Published in The New Republic, November 12, 1928 The tragedy in Turkey is more extensive than the sad plight of minorities. Those who have the patience to refrain in the Near East from a premature partisanship are likely soon to arrive at a state of mind in which all parties are so much [...]

The Turkish Tragedy2018-02-24T11:31:55+00:00