Adana Confiscation (Courts Martial)

Original Author

Krikor Guerguerian

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Taner Akcam

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An examination of the existance of written documents from the Abdulhamid [Abdülhamid] period, that either directly or indirectly ordered the killing of Armenians

The translations of the message sent to the CUP Center in Thessaloniki, stating "The Armenians are completely armed and will soon revolt. Adana and its surrounding areas will be filled with the corpses of martyred Muslims;" and its response, stating "use the fastest path available."

Excerpts from Terziyan's book on the Adana Massacre, pg. 809

Regarding the fact that Remzi Pasha asked his the soldiers to stop looting Muslims by firing their weapons in the air; to meanwhile kill the Christains; and moreover to enter the Christians' houses and kill anyone inside and to pillage all the belongings

The telegraph sent by the Adana Governor-General Cevad Bey to the District Governor and the County Executive.

Excerpts from Terzian and Brezol's books

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03 1909 Adana - French Documents



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