19 May 2016

3609) The Making Of Genocide Memory

The Making Of Genocide Memory
Tal Buenos


As the common use of the word 'genocide' became a feature in the cultural environment of New York, it was natural for some Armenian-Americans to characterize the Armenian suffering in World War I as genocide

Genocide obsession might seem like an inherent part of Armenian national memory. Currently, most Armenians are convinced that it is disrespectful or even dishonest to remember what happened to their ancestors in the final period of the Ottoman Empire without placing genocide at the center of one's thoughts and expressions. In genocide discourse, sentences are being crafted as if genocide is . . .

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3608) Abuse Of History And Historians Without Borders

M. Hakan Yavuz
May 18, 2016

As a term, genocide offers the best possible center for memories to be unified, homogenized and activated with the clear sense of the enemy who tried to destroy the collective self. The perpetrator and enemy in this case are the Turks, and as a result, the political memory of the Armenian diaspora is rooted in a strong narrative of collective victimhood

On May 19-20, Helsinki will be the site of a new conference featuring . . .

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16 May 2016

3607) Is New York Times Testing The Waters To See If Changing Borders Of Turkey Save Middle East? / Master's House 100 Years After Sykes-Picot / Ongoing Attempts To Shape Modern Middle East





  • Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East? by By Nick Danforth May 14, 2016
  • The Master's House 100 Years After Sykes-Picot by S.Sayyid 19 May 2016
  • The Ongoing Attempts To Shape The Modern Middle East by Ali Murat Yel 19 May 2016


Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East? by By Nick Danforth May 14, 2016

THERE probably aren’t many things that the Islamic State, Jon Stewart and the president of Iraqi Kurdistan agree on, but there is one: the pernicious influence of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a secret plan for dividing up the Middle East signed by France and Britain, 100 years ago this week. It has become conventional wisdom to argue, as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. recently did, that the Middle East’s problems stem from “artificial lines, creating artificial states made up of totally distinct ethnic, religious, cultural groups.”

That Western imperialism had a malignant influence on the course of Middle Eastern history is without a doubt. But is Sykes-Picot the right target for this ire?. . .

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15 May 2016

3606) Video: Two Perspectives On The History And Meaning Of “Genocide”, Soner Cagaptay,Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian, American University

The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest. For two perspectives on the history and meaning today, Jeffrey Brown talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian of American University.






JEFFREY BROWN: Some perspective now on history and today. Hrach Gregorian is an adjunct professor at American University and president of the Institute of World Affairs, a nonprofit organization that focuses on conflict analysis and post-conflict peace-building. And Soner Cagaptay is the director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He’s the author of the recent book “The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power.” Welcome to both of you. Let me start with you, Hrach Gregorian. . .

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14 May 2016

3605) “Getting Away with Murder: Soghomon Tehlirian, ASALA and the Justice Commandos, 1921-1984.” Christopher Gunn, University of Utah Press, 2016


“Getting Away with Murder: Soghomon Tehlirian, ASALA and the Justice Commandos, 1921-1984.” In War & Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State, edited by M. Hakan Yavuz, 896-917. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2016 . . .

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09 May 2016

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08 May 2016

3604) Review Of Armenian Studies, Special Issue: Centenary of the Armenian Resettlement 31 - 2015


    ARTICLES
  • A General Appraisal of the Armenian Issue Prof. Dr. Sina AKSIN
  • Historiography and the Future of Multiculturalism in Europe: Perinçek v. Switzerland, Tal BUENOS
  • Lawfare Against Turkey: A Case Study On Armenian Claims On Insurgencies and Ottoman Counter-Measures During the First World War , Prof Dr Sadi ÇAYCI
  • From Sevres to Lausanne: The Armenian Question (1920-23)Assoc. Prof Dr Sevtap DEMIRCI
  • The Armenian Forced Relocation: Putting an End to Misleading Simplifications, Maxime GAUIN
  • The Rise and Fall of ASALA and Armenian Revolutionary Federation Terrorism, Assist Prof Dr Christopher GUNN
  • A Century Later: Towards Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement?, Prof Dr Michael M GUNTER,
  • The Malta Tribunals, Uluç GÜRKAN
  • Armenian Terror During the Change in the Perception of and Reaction Towards Terrorism ,Prof Dr Birsen KARACA
  • Droshak Newspaper: A Newspaper That Openly Supported Terrorism, Prof Dr Jean-Louis MATTEI
  • The Perfect Ethnocide: A Review of Bas Kromhout's De Perfecte Genocide' Armand SAG
  • A Look at the Perinçek v. Switzerland Case: Examination of a Lawsuit to Understand the Current State of the Armenian-Turkish Dispute And Prospective Developments, Dr Turgut Kerem TUNCEL
  • BOOK REVIEW
  • A Lawyer's Blundering Foray Into History, Jeremy SALT . . .

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3603) Turkish-Russian Academics, Historical Study On The Caucasus

Turkish-Russian Academics,
Historical Study On The Caucasus

Andrew Areshev, Ali Asker, Andrew Boldyrev, Altay cengizer, Hayri Capraz, Amur Gadzhiev, Nejla Gunay, Jamil Hasanli, Svetlana, Oreshkova, Mehmet perincek, Natalia Yu. Ulchenko . . .


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3602) Armenian Issue As Reflected In Russian Archival Records, Mehmet Perinçek

Russian State Archives

Abstract:
The Czarist Russian and Soviet archival records gain significance with regard to much debated and controversial accounts of Armenian genocides – the issue laden with accusations and counter accusations founded on concocted and fabricated narratives fed by imperial powers to facilitate the division and share of booty of Ottoman territory. Czarist Russia and Soviets were the most important witness of the event, besides contending parties of Armenian and Turkey, between 1915 and 1923. The documents include besides state records, the Dashnak documents, who themselves were controlled and exploited by imperial Russia and Soviets for their own designs. These documents reflect the tragic saga of killings, massacres of Armenians and retaliation by Turks during these fateful years, resulting in ethnic cleansing of Armenians as well as Turkish Muslims of Armenia. The records depict living conditions of Ottoman Armenians, rise of Armenians nationalism, its enticement to Czarist plans, the Dashnak design to annihilate majority Muslim population of Ottoman Armenia, besides imperialist intrigues leading to genocides with an utter disregard to human values and international moral codes of conduct.

Keywords:
Russia, Armenia, Ottoman Turkey, czarist, Soviets, Archives. . . .

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07 May 2016

3601) Free E-Book: Kurds And Armenians S Ximenez, 1852


It would be very difficult at the present time to clearly define the geographical boundaries of the Asiatic regions inhabited by closely intermixed Kurds and Armenians. By tracing a diagonal line from the Black Sea, in the neighbourhood of Batoum, to the Persian Gulf and passing through Suleimanieh, you will find Kurds on each side of that line. It seems as if the Kurdish population will not cease to spread until it finds no more territory before its path. It extends towards the Western part of Mesopotamia, it encroaches upon Syria, it is scattered all over the Plain of Koniah, reaching the neighbourhood of the Bosphorus. The Western and North- Western portions of Persia are belonging, as it were, to the Kurds, whilst on each side of the Turco-Persian frontier, between Suleimanieh and Bayazid, they form a compact mass which dwells over the whole boundary line, forming a zone which is lying between Persians and Osmanlis. Its propagating and assimilating power is immense.

At the beginning of the Seventeenth Century Shah Abbas Mirza Khan conceived the idea of implanting Kurdish colonies in Khorassan for the purpose of repelling the incursions of Turcomans, against whom the inhabitants were powerless. The 15,000 families sent there at that time have developed now into 45,000 families, which represent in round numbers 275,000 Kurds who are settled in the provinces of Boundjour, Dereghez, and Koutchan. As for the Ottoman Empire the Kurds are extending as far as the Lower Tigris, and are assimilated to the Turcoman tribes, especially the Hamawanes. In the Suleimanieh district the Arabs, who were the original settlers, have become Kurds, and use a Kurdish dialect, Kurdish customs and Kurdish various creeds, but it should be noticed that in regard to ethnography the Semitic type has absorbed the Iranian. The same phenomenon applies to the Tairanians, who, being dispersed over the Taurus table-land have become Kurds or semi-Kurds. . . .

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3600) Free E-Book: Armenian Troubles And Where The Responsibility Lies, 1895


The Turkish Government has never denied that serious disturbances have taken place at the district of Sassoun. What it has denied is the accusation that there was a pre-meditated massacre; and yet this is the absurd basis upon which is built the whole Armenian agitation, both in America and Europe. The mere idea that the Sultan would order a massacre of his Christian subjects, Armenians or no Armenians, is ridiculous in itself, and denotes a credulous belief in the falsehoods and calumnies propagated by the Armenian revolutionary committees.

People cannot understand here in Turkey how serious American newspapers could accept and print in their columns assertions made with the object of throwing odium on the legitimate authority of a friendly power. Mere affirmations ought not to be considered as sufficient. Proofs ought to be asked above everything else. If such were the case, the most wild absurdities about Turkey would never appear in the daily press. What, however, has surprised some people most is to see the boldness and fanaticism of not a few American clergy-men, who try to impart a religious and fanatical tendency to a question that is, and ought to remain, a political one. That Turkey does not make any religious distinctions between her subjects is shown by the fact that Armenians . . .

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03 May 2016

3599) Videos: US, Spanish, English Forcible Relocations Set Example For Ottomans, Cumulative Radicalization Theory, What Happened in 1915 Spring . . . by E.J. Erickson



    2 Part Videos
  1. US, Spanish, English Forcible Relocations Set Example For Ottomans, 1915 Armenian Komitas, Means Of Suppression-1878-1915 Uprisings, WWI Hinterland-Forcible Relocation Relationship By E.J. Erickson
  2. Cumulative Radicalization Theory by Donald Bloxham, Impact of Allies on 1915 Events, What Happened in 1915 Spring by E.J. Erickson

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3598) Video: Armenian Question & 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War (93 War), WWI, Abdulhamid II, Armenian Revolutionary Groups, 2nd Constitutional Era by Prof Ronald Grigor Suny


Armenian Question & 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War (93 War), WWI, Abdulhamid II, Armenian Revolutionary Groups, 2nd Constitutional Era
by Prof Ronald Grigor Suny,
University of Michigan

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02 May 2016

3597) Video: Holocaust-1915 Comparison, Cemal Pasha, Resid Bey, Role Of Archives, Future Turkish-Armenian Relations . . . By Hilmar Kaiser


Holocaust-1915 Comparison, Cemal Pasha, Resid Bey, Role Of Archives, Future Turkish-Armenian Relations . . . By Prof Hilmar Kaiser . . .

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3596) Video :Direct Relationship Between Armenian Genocide And American Missionaries, Missionary Reports, How They Expand Their Field Of Activities . . . By Prof Hans Lukas Kieser


Direct Relationship Between Armenian Genocide & American Missionaries,
Missionary Reports, How They Expand Their Field Of Activities . . .
Prof Hans Lukas Kieser,
University Of Zurich


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29 April 2016

3595) The First Terror Activity of the Armenians in Istanbul: The 1890 Kumkapi Incident


The First Terror Activity of the Armenians in Istanbul: The 1890 Kumkapi Incident

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ramazan Erhan Güllü

Decleration entitled “Dasnıhink Hulis
(15 July), which was issued by the
Hinchak Committee addressing the
Armenian community and
which talked about the incidents
that were experienced and the
 objectives of the committee.

As it is well-known, the emergence of the Armenian Question in Ottoman diplomacy took place as a result of the articles that the Biritish Empire and Russia imposed for reforms to be made in favor of the Armenians who lived in the Ottoman State under the name of “Anatolian Reforms” (Karaca, 1993) in the agreements that were signed after the 1877-1878 Ottoman-Russian War (War of 93) (Karal, 1983, s. 126; Küçük, 1986, p. 1.). However, this situation showed that the issue became a diplmatic topic and was turned into an international dimension. The Armenian Question, which was included in 16th article of the Ayastefanos Agreement and the 61st article of the Berlin Agreement, which was signed after the congress that was held in Berlin instead of the Ayastefanos Agreement, which had been abolished with the intervention of the British Empire, was in fact a subject whose roots were buried in much earlier times. The Ottoman State failed to end the problems among the various ethnic elements that lived in Eastern Anatolia until that time and the declining state was forced to admit that this topic was not only an internal issue because of the latest defeat it suffered vis-à-vis Russia. In addition, as it was indicated in the text, although reforms were made in favor of the Armenians, the expression that the Armenians would be protected from the attacks of the Kurds and Circassians meant that it was admitted that the attacks by the Kurds and Circassians against the Armenians could not be prevented and the state failed to establish authority in the region (Güllü, 2013, pp. 64-73.).

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3594) The Massacres of Armenians by the Greeks and the Sivas Disaster


The Massacres of Armenians by the Greeks and the Sivas Disaster

Prof. Dr. Kemalettin Kuzucu

Armenians, who accepted Christianity starting from the 3rd century, changed the name of Saint Grigor, who is recored as Grégoire in the Western sources and who introduced them to this religion, into Lusavorich (the illuminator), and they named their denomination as “Lusavorichagan.” Armenians have faced pressures from the Catholics and Orthodox Greeks throughout history to change their denomination. On the other hand, the areas where Armenians lived, being the location of Eastern and Western forces, prevented them from organizing politically, and Armenians someties sided with the Sassanians and sometimes sided with the Byzantines due to cluelessness and indecisiveness. Nevertheless, Armenians lived without peace for a long time because of political domination, religious attacks, and heavy taxes. Due to the effects of all of these, Armenians needed a political ally and decided to reach an agreement with the Muslims, who had become a new power in the region. This preference of the Armenians was the reason why Byzantium hated them.
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3593) Asala and “Children of Talat”

Asala and “Children of Talat”
Dr Mehmet Perinçek

French journalist and author, Jean-Pierre Richardot, interviewed hundreds of Armenians living in France when the ASALA activities broke out one after the other in the beginning of the 1980s in Europe. Richardot wrote his impressions based on these interviews, which lasted for one-and-a-half-years, and prepared a book titled “Arméniens: Quoi Qu’il En Coûte (Armenians: Whatever the Cost Is). The interviews made in different towns were sometimes short, sometimes long; sometimes on the street, at cafes, and sometimes at home. The French journalist also attended the cases where the ASALA militants were tried.
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