Genocide (Various Languages)

Original Author

Krikor Guerguerian

Institutional Sponsor

Taner Akcam

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A chronological narration that summarizes the process between the years of 1894-1915 that brought the Young Turks to take the decision deport and annihilate the Armenians, using various primary sources and archival material.

A note which explains that the decision to annihilate the Armenians had been taken long before the First World War; and that the Special Organization gangs led by Bahaddin Shakir [Bahaddin Şakir] had started in February 1915.

The difference between the English High Commissariat and the Turkish government regarding on what date the abandoned properties should be returned.

A note regarding the following topics: when and how the Special Organization was established; its activities since 1913; its role in the 1915 Armenian Genocide; the Special Organization's structure; who it is administered by; that its activities had been revealed in the Extraordinary Military Tribunal trials; and the fact that von der Goltz Pasha had recommended the deportation of Armenians.

The same already exists

A short note on the the CUP's secret Central Committee.

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