1- The deliberate killing of a large group of people,
especially those of a particular nation or ethnic
2- The term "genocide" did not exist before 1944. It
is a very specific term, referring to violent crimes
committed against groups with the intent to
destroy the existence of the group.
1- Armenian Massacres. 1894-1896. First near-genocidal
atrocities committed against the Armenian
population of the Ottoman Empire, during the reign
of Abdul Hamid.
2- 1895. The CUP is formed. It is center is the Young Turk
Revolution against Abdul.
3- 1908. Bulgaria is liberated from Turkish rule by
4- Young Turk Revolution. 1913. The CUP seized the
power in a coup d´etat. Turanism and Islamic
5- World War I. The Ottoman Turks were allied with
Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Armenians
fought with Russians.
6- April 25th, 1915. Beginning of the Armenian
7- 1918. End of the Armenian Genocide. Battle of
1- The Turks began by disarming the entire Armenian
2- 40.000 able-bodied Armenian men were taken into
the Ottoman Armed Forces.
3- April 24th, 1915. Constantinople (now, Istanbul). 300
Armenian political leaders, educators, writers, clergy
and dignitaries were taken from their homes, briefly
jailed and tortured, then hanged or shot.
4- May, 1915. Claiming that the Armenians were
untrustworthy, Talaat ordered their deportation to
relocation centers in the deserts of Syria and
5- Mass arrests of adult men and teenagers throughout
the country by Turkish soldiers, police agents and
bands of Turkish volunteers
6- Mass deportation: Death Marches.