Sivas

Title

Sivas 05

Original Author

Krikor Guerguerian

Institutional Sponsor

Taner Akcam

Publication Date

4-2-2018

Summary

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The telegrams from Mazhar Bey, Chief of the Investigative Board which contained information about the murder of Sahak Odabashian, the Erzincan delegate, along with the information that was obtained at the conclusion of the investigation by the police administration and the copies of telegrams between the offices in Karahisar, Susehri [Suşehri] and Erzincan were sent.

Bursa Armenian Delegate Sahak Odabashian of Sivas, has headed out to Erzincan on the probability that he will be engaging in political incitement over the Armenians. He should be kept under close watch. /

Sahak Odabashian has been assigned to the Delegate's Office of Erzincan. He arrived in Sivas on Sunday. He is himself from Sivas however if he is needed back in Bursa, whatever is necessary shall be done.

Arakel, son of Arslan from Zara, was the driver for the priest who was murdered by unknown perpetrators around Refahiye and in order to conduct the investigation himself, the County Executive of Susehri [Suşehri] is en route.

That the driver of the priest, who was killed near Refahiye by unknown perpetrators, was Arakel - son of Arslen from Kocgiri [Koçgiri]; property, cash and weapons have been taken into custody and that weapons like 'gra' and 'martin' are commonly used by Armenians in the region. He is en route to head the investigation himself.

The District Governor's office of Karahisar has stated that Odabashian Efendi and his driver, Arakel son of Arslan were murdered by unknown perpetrators in the area surrounding Refaiye.

On speeding up the investigation and identifying the perpetrators.

He is investigating the incident that occurred at the border of Refahiye. Based on the evidence at hand, the suspects came from Erzurum and Erzincan and escaped to Refahiye and according to the statements of people there, they [suspects] spoke Armenian. The murdured victim's property has been registered and taken into custody.

The perpetrators came from Erzurum and Erzincan and quickly escaped to Refahiye and according to the statements of people there, the perpetrators spoke Armenian. The Susehri [Suşehri] office of the County Executive has indicated that the murdured victim's property has been registered and taken into custody.

The perpetrators came from Erzurum and Erzincan and quickly escaped to Refahiye and according to the statements of people there, the perpetrators spoke Armenian. The Susehri [Suşehri] office of the County Executive has indicated that the murdured victim's property has been registered and taken into custody.

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