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What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case

2017-12-11T03:00:24+00:00

By Michael M. Gunter Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2013, pp. 37-46 Shortly after the World War II, genocide was legally defined by the U.N. Genocide Convention as "any... acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such."[1] The key word from the perspective of this [...]

What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case 2017-12-11T03:00:24+00:00

Historiography by Political Committee and Committed Historian

2017-12-11T02:12:24+00:00

By Andrew Mango On 18 June 1987, the European  Parliament met in Strasbourg to consider 'a political solution to the Armenian question', before turning its attention to the annual report on the European Regional Development Fund (which, the  Portuguese  rapporteur  noted  sadly,  lacked sufficient  resources and could adopt only three of the 17 national projects submitted [...]

Historiography by Political Committee and Committed Historian 2017-12-11T02:12:24+00:00

The Apologia of Genocide Recognition

2017-10-04T22:44:46+00:00

By Ambassador (Ret.) Şükrü M. Elekdağ Former Member of Parliament,  Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul December 22, 2008 - Architects of the recent apology campaign declared that their underlying purpose was not to charge Turkey with genocide, nor did they use this term in the actual wording of the statement.  Apparently, they intended to reflect on [...]

The Apologia of Genocide Recognition 2017-10-04T22:44:46+00:00

Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists

2017-10-04T22:33:48+00:00

Below are 27 attacks against Turkish diplomats by Armenian terrorists during 1980s. These events have been divided into four categories: The first are instances in which a Turkish diplomat was killed and the perpetrators were arrested, tried and convicted. The second category describes instances in which convictions were secured against perpetrators of attempted murders of Turkish [...]

Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists 2017-10-04T22:33:48+00:00

Who Burned Izmir?

2017-10-04T22:32:22+00:00

In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance with the [...]

Who Burned Izmir? 2017-10-04T22:32:22+00:00

Let Historians Decide on So-called Genocide

2017-10-04T14:28:22+00:00

By Professor Justin McCarthy (11 April 2001, Copyright © Turkish Daily News) Part I: Nationalists who use history have different goals. They use events from the past as weapons in their nations' battles. They have a purpose -- to triumph for their cause, and they will use anything to succeed in this goal Like other men [...]

Let Historians Decide on So-called Genocide 2017-10-04T14:28:22+00:00

Dr. James L. Barton to Admiral Mark L. Bristol (1921)

2017-10-04T23:09:57+00:00

Dr. Barton's reply to Ambassador Bristol. Dr. Barton talks about the Armenian lobby in the United States and their claims, which he believes are far from reality. Source: U.S. Library of Congress: 'Bristol Papers' General Correspondence Container #34. THE REPLY American Board of Commissioners For Foreign Missions Admiral Mark L. Bristol United States High Commissioner Constantinople, [...]

Dr. James L. Barton to Admiral Mark L. Bristol (1921) 2017-10-04T23:09:57+00:00

Admiral Mark L. Bristol to Dr. James L. Barton (1921)

2017-10-04T23:07:50+00:00

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 [...]

Admiral Mark L. Bristol to Dr. James L. Barton (1921) 2017-10-04T23:07:50+00:00

Testimony at the House International Committee by Professor Justin McCarthy

2017-10-04T23:25:39+00:00

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 [...]

Testimony at the House International Committee by Professor Justin McCarthy 2017-10-04T23:25:39+00:00

Boghos Nubar Pasha to The Times of London (1919)

2017-10-04T23:05:32+00:00

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. [...]

Boghos Nubar Pasha to The Times of London (1919) 2017-10-04T23:05:32+00:00