Turkey and the Armenian Genocide: A Genocide Committed, a Genocide Denied

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 With the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on 24 April 2019, the world is once again reminded of the mass murder of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and the systematic denial of this crime by successive Turkish governments.

The Armenian Genocide entailed the methodical vilification and destruction of Armenian communities across the Ottoman Empire from Van and Erzurum to Rodosto (Tekirdag) and Edirne. With very few exceptions, over 3,000 Armenian communities were destroyed with the loss of one and a half million lives. The genocide of Assyrian and Greeks followed suit, until the declaration of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Continue reading “Turkey and the Armenian Genocide: A Genocide Committed, a Genocide Denied”

Turkish Professor Unmasks Turkey’s Criminal Secrets, Outlines the Eight Phases of the Armenian Genocide

Originally published in USA Armenian Life Magazine

14 March 2013

Ankara is fast at work to counter the wave of intra-national and international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. But is it successful?

Recently a damning Turkish documentary surfaced on Youtube.com unmasking the eight phases of the 1915-1923 genocide.

Professor Ugur Ümit Üngör, a lecturer at the Department of History at Utrecht University and at the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, revealed the Turkish-documented inner workings of Turkish-masterminded and executed government policies of mass deportations, dispossession, and annihilation against the Armenians then living under Ottoman yoke.

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