19 August 2017

3642) Hidden Armenian and Greek Celebrities in Turkish Cinema

Being a celebrity is often associated with having a certain lifestyle. Fame often brings fortune, privileges, and opportunities—whether they are career-related or not. Celebrities are thought to have an “easier” life, in which they get special treatment wherever they go—well, except for celebrities in Turkey who are Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Jewish, or members of any other ethnic or religious minority. Sometimes, even being associated with them is considered unacceptable.

Ayhan Işık, for example, was the most beloved Turkish leading actor in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was also a movie producer, director, script writer, singer, and painter. He was nicknamed by Turkish people “the king without a crown”– a king who had to change his Armenian-sounding last name to be able to have an acting career

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17 August 2017

3641) Free E-Book: Turco-Armenian Question, Turkish Point of View, National Congress of Turkey, Constantinople 1919


Turco-Armenian Question
Turkish Point of View
National Congress of Turkey
Constantinople 1919
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26 July 2017

3640) Sources On 1915 Incidents Need To Be Academically Researched

Maxime Gauin
Paris

As Taner Akçam became the most cited reference of mainstream Armenian groups, his use of sources to justify calling the 1915 incidents genocide should be double-checked. This is a response to his last defense of the testimony of Sarkis Torossian and his more recent discovery of a document supposedly proving the Ottoman government's genocidal intentions

A sociologist dealing with historical issues, particularly Ottoman Armenians, Taner Akçam has faced increasing criticism during the past decade. He never answered the critiques, including mine in Daily Sabah on March 25, 2015 of his use of Ottoman documents, such as the telegram sent by Interior Minister Talaat Pasha on Aug. 29, 1915, a document forbidding violence against Armenians and yet presented by Akçam as excellent evidence of genocidal intent against them. . . .

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3639) Before We Talk about Armenian Genocide Reparations, There Is Another Accounting Due by Henry Theriault

Before We Talk about Armenian Genocide Reparations, There Is Another Accounting Due by Henry Theriault
June 1, 2017


Did the USSR Really Lose the Cold War? Maybe as a Whole, but Some Have Turned Loss into Staggering Advantage and Profit. Now It’s Time They Pay for the Damage They Have Done—and Are Doing—Before It’s Too Late.


Beyond History

In addition to other topics and audiences, I speak somewhat frequently on the legacy of the Armenian Genocide to and with primarily Armenian audiences in the United States and around the world. Quite often, community members and even academics assume I am a historian. I have to correct them—at least when I have the opportunity. I don’t mean to suggest that I am insulted by being considered a historian, but as I tell people, that’s just not what I do. Now that I am more recognized for work on reparations, the misidentification sometimes shifts to assuming I am a lawyer or legal scholar. Again, the correction.
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04 July 2017

3638) Free E-Book: Ottoman Empire The Genesis Of The Program Of Genocide (1876-1920) by Ruben Safrastyan


Published by the decision of the State Commission for Preparation
of the 95 the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

In the monograph, the process of genesis of the program of genocide in the Ottoman
Empire is comprehensively studied from the perspective of theoretical Genocide Studies.

The book is intended for specialists and for broad circles of reading public.

ISBN 978-99941-1-864-9
© Safrastyan R., 2011
© “Zangak-97”, 2011

CONTENTS
Foreword
Chapter 1
THEORETICAL PROPOSITIONS
The formation of the concept of genocide: analytical introduction
The concept of proto-genocide
Chapter 2
PRO-WESTERN REFORMS AND CHRISTIANS
Equal rights?
“Mixing and merging”
Chapter 3
THE OPPOSITIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL MOVEMENT AND THE CHRISTIANS
The ideology of the Constitutionalists
Turk Constitutionalists and Armenian Liberals
Chapter 4
PREREQUISITES FOR FORMATION OF A PROTO-GENOCIDAL SITUATION
The genesis of the Ottoman State
Intensification of anti-Christianity
Chapter 5
PROTO-GENOCIDAL SITUATION
Choosing the victim
Crisis
The first program of genocide
Chapter 6
PROGRAMS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE
The Hamidian and the Young Turk programs
The program of the Kemalists
In Lieu of Afterword
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE PROGRAMS AND CONCLUSIONS
Bibliography
Transliterations . . .

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