Yozgat

Title

Yozgat 58

Original Author

Krikor Guerguerian

Institutional Sponsor

Taner Akcam

Publication Date

4-2-2018

Summary

Note on whether Postman Sukru [Sukru [Şükrü] of Yozgat is part of the gang leadership or not.

The ring that had been on the finger of the delegate ended up with Feyyaz Bey as a result of the auction that was conducted by the Liquidation Commission.

In the skirmish between the Armenians in the village of Kumkuyu and the soldiers that were under the command of Gendarmerie battalion Commander Tevfik Bey, five or six individuals among the Circassions in Osmaniye along with Yozgat died, the village was set on fire and some of the Armenians died in the fire, being completely overwhelmed by it. Some were poisoned and other managed to escape during the fire.

It is clear that based upon a telegram dated 28 July 1915 an investigation was ordered of the Command office of the Yozgat Gendarmerie Battalion, following a response from Sahabettin [Şahabettin] Bey, Deputy Commander of the Army division in Kayseri, to an order from the Ministry of the Fifth Army Corps Command office that followed an official communique numbered 248 and dated 4 August 1915 [22 Temmuz 331] that was issued by the Provincial office.

In the prosecution of Feyyaz, who is under custody, for the deportation and annihilation of Armenians in Yozgat, it has been revealed that he had transported Eftil, the fourteen year old daughter of Senkim Jingilian of Yozgat to a home and left her pregnant after violating her, before poisoning her to death.

According to the records that were maintained by the commission that was formed after the deportation, Feyyaz Bey commenced working in August 1915, and was employed as a member of the aforementioned commission until 19 November 1915 [6 Teşrin-i sani 331].

The document that contains the investigative report prepared by the Boğazlıyan County Judicial Office regarding the Kumkuyu incident is being sent to the Provincial Office of Ankara by correspondence dated 14 October 1915 [1 Teşrin-i evvel 331] and numberedi 497.

Four thousand Armenians are reported as having been deported out of the County, from the location, even though they weren't recorded as such from the County of Bogazlian [Boğazlıyan], starting from 17 July 1915 [4 Temmuz 331] through 17 August 1915 [4 Ağustos 331].

No one has come across any record or document to show that the Army Corps received any complaints about Major Salim Bey before he retired, from either Necati Bey, former Ankara delegate of the Union and Progress [society] or the Club council through the council chief. It's possible Colonel Halil Recai Bey may have complained verbally about him.

In the telegram dispatched on 27 July 1915 [14 Temmuz 331], by the Fifteen Army Division Deputy Commander Shahabettin [Şahabettin] Bey to the Army Corps Command office in Ankara, the investigative report of the panel that had been sent to scene of the incident and how it has not received by the Army Corps is discussed.

Despite the fact that it was known that Gavril Nikola - son of Nuzuz, Nikola - son of Ananya, Nikola - son of Esrik, and Kiryaku and Eftim - son of Yorgi, all from the village of Chat [Çat], who apparently were being sent to Ankara during the Armenian deportation, were Greek, he is prepared to provide corroborating proof that they were murdered in the vicinity of the Chakmak [Çakmak] village in Bogazlian [Boğazlıyan] with the tacit approval of the County Executive Kemal and Battalion commander Tevfik Bey.

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