1719) Unarmed Armenians? Photos Say The Reverse

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Dr. Nilgun Gulcan said "the Armenians committed genocide against the Turks of the Ottoman State and the testimonies, archives and the photos prove it."
Dr. Gulcan continued further: . .

"The radical Armenians say that the relocated Ottoman Armenians in 1915 were unarmed and innocent people. However the photos and the official documents say the reverse. The New York Times reported that hundreds of thousands Armenians were armed and ready for a war at that time. The following testimony of Russian Lt. Colonel Toverdohleyov also shows the clear fact:

"More tan 800 unarmed and defenceless Turks have been killed in Erzincan. Large holes were dug and the defenceless Turks were slaughtered like animals next to the holes. Later, the murdered Turks were thrown into the holes. The Armenian who stood near the hole would say when the hole was filled the corpses: "Seventy dead bodies, well, this hole can take ten more." Thus ten more Turks would be cut into pieces". (Gunter, p. 18-19)."

Mrs. Gulcan also showed a photo to our correspondent about the Ottoman Armenians:

"The photo published below is also another proof that the Armenians in the East were armed and they were attacking the Ottoman Army and the civilians.

' Fedayee' (terrorist) group fighting under the ARF (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) banner. Text in Armenian reads "Azadoutioun gam mah" (Liberty or Death). ARF is responsible for murders of thousands of Turkish villagers in the East.
"More than 520.000 Turkish and Kurdish civilian people were slaughtered by the Armenian gangs during the First World War years. Thousands of Armenians also joined the Russian and French armies against the Ottoman Army. Tehcir was the only way to save the Ottoman soldiers and the Armenians near the war theatre were removed to the Syrian province. Now the Armenian militants name the 1915 Campaign as 'genocide', without touching none of the Armenian mistakes. The Tashnaks in particular played a crucial role in the 1915 Tragedy and now they still play a similar role in spoiling Turkish - Armenian relations" Gulcan added.
27 May 2007

- Michael M. Gunter, Pursuing the Just Cause of their people, A Study of Contemporary Armenian Terrorism, (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986).

27 May 2007

Copyright © 2005 Journal of Turkish Weekly


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