Armenian Issue Revisited

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Selected Bibliography on the Armenian Question

Commander Arthur Tremaine Chester, “Angora and the Turks,” The New York Times Current History Journal, February 1923. Rafael De Nogales, "Four Years Beneath the Crescent, Charles Scribner’s Sons", New York, 1926. John Dewey, “The Turkish Tragedy” The New Republic, Vol. 40, November 12, 1928. Edward J. Erickson, "Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency" Palgrave McMillan, [...]

Selected Bibliography on the Armenian Question2018-02-07T22:35:29-04:00

Şükrü Elekdağ: “Ermenistan bunu değerlendirmeli”

Dr. Şükrü M. Elekdağ Bence, Başbakan Erdoğan tarafından “Ermeni sorunu” hakkında 23 Nisan’da yapılan açıklama akılcı, insani, barışçı ve uzlaşıcı bir yaklaşımı içeriyor. Aynı zamanda, Türkiye’nin gerçeklerden kaçmadığını ve tarihiyle yüzleşmekten korkmadığını ortaya koyuyor.  Açıklamadaki “Ö 20. Yüzyılın başındaki koşullarda hayatlarını kaybeden Ermenilerin huzur içinde yatmalarını diliyor, torunlarına taziyetlerimizi iletiyoruz. Aynı dönemde  benzer koşullarda yaşamını yitiren, [...]

Şükrü Elekdağ: “Ermenistan bunu değerlendirmeli”2017-12-20T10:27:15-04:00

Testimony by 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 years before World War [...]

Testimony by Justin McCarthy2017-12-11T02:45:48-04:00

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

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)2017-12-11T03:04:01-04:00

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

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)2017-12-11T02:58:30-04:00

Boghos Nubar Pasha to The Times of London (1919)

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)2017-12-11T02:59:55-04:00

British Consul R.W. Graves to Sir P. Currie

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 [...]

British Consul R.W. Graves to Sir P. Currie2017-12-11T03:00:13-04:00

What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case

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 Case2017-12-11T03:00:24-04:00

Historiography by Political Committee and Committed Historian

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 Historian2017-12-11T02:12:24-04:00

The Apologia of Genocide Recognition

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 Recognition2017-10-04T22:44:46-04:00