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Armenian genocide


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Armenian genocide-Oral presentation-Language and Culture II

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Armenian genocide

  2. 2. 1- The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group 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. .
  3. 3. 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 Russia. 4- Young Turk Revolution. 1913. The CUP seized the power in a coup d´etat. Turanism and Islamic fundamentalist agitation.
  4. 4. 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 Genocide. 7- 1918. End of the Armenian Genocide. Battle of Sardarabad.
  5. 5. 1- The Turks began by disarming the entire Armenian population . 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.
  6. 6. 4- May, 1915. Claiming that the Armenians were untrustworthy, Talaat ordered their deportation to relocation centers in the deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia 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.