Adana Confiscation (Courts Martial)

Original Author

Krikor Guerguerian

Institutional Sponsor

Taner Akcam

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Guerguerian's evaluation of the Deportation Law, as well as some announcements posted on the streets of various cities.

A news piece from La Renaissance, published on 25 December 1918, regarding the announcement of the general pardon.

From: The 5th Army Corps Commander To: The Office of the Army Corps Recruitment Committee President; the Offices of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Division Commands; and to Central Command Date: 28 July 1915 [15 Temmuz 331] Number: [blank] Topic: An order, consisting of four provisions, instructing to write down daily and in detail any events that have to do with the Armenians' attempts to revolt, and to send this intel to the Army Corps.

From: Halil Recai To: The Kayseri and Kastamonu Division Commands; the Kayseri Provincial District Government; The Ankara and Kastamonu Provinces; the Gendarmerie Regiment, 13th Division, and Central Commands; and the Eskisehir Gendarmerie Batallion Command Date: 24 July 1915 [11 Temmuz 331] Number: 2863 Topic: A set of instructions, consisting of 9 provisions, detailing how the Army Officers should behave in response to the appearance of Armenian gangs being formed in Bogazlian [Boğazlıyan] and its surroundings.

From: The Antakya County Executive Mehmet To: [blank] Date: 29 July 1915 [16 Temmuz 331] Number: [blank] Topic: A declaration on what the Antakya Armenians will do during the period of deportation.

From: The 131st Regiment Commander Major Rifat [Rıfat] To: Bitias, Haci Habipli [Hacı Habipli], Yoghunoluk [Yoğunoluk], Hidirbey [Hıdırbey], the Foundation of the Council of Elders Date: 8 September 1915 [26 Ağustos 331] Number: [blank] Topic: it states that all elders and kids should surrender; that those who are surrendering should approach the Army with white flags raised; that if any boys and young men would like to surrender, as long as they did so with their weapons, nothing would be done to them; and that upon failure to comply, the spilled blood would be on their own hands.

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48 Deportations - Turkish Telegrams IV



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