Fikret adanir, ‘non-muslims in the ottoman army and the ottoman defeat in the balkan war of 1912–13’, in ronald grigor suny, fatma müge göçek and norman m naimark (eds), a question of genocide: armenians and turks at the end of the ottoman empire (oxford: oxford university press, 2011), p 120. The armenian genocide (armenian: հայոց ցեղասպանություն, hayots tseghaspanutyun), also known as the armenian holocaust, was the ottoman government's systematic extermination of 15 million armenians, mostly ottoman citizens within the ottoman empire and its successor state, the republic of turkey. Whether retreating or advancing, the ottoman army used the occasion of war to wage a collateral campaign of massacre against the civilian armenian population in the regions in which warfare was being conducted.
While these wars mainly saw orthodox christian nations allied against the ottoman empire (with western powers aiding either side as suited them), bulgaria often fought against other orthodox christian nations (in the second balkan war and wwi. Far away from being spared, at the end, 87% of the armenian catholics were murdered, an even higher percentage than that of the orthodox armenians, of which “only” 75% were killed. The armenian genocide museum-institute has published in russian the memories of sarkis torosian, an armenian officer of the ottoman army the memories narrate the odyssey of the armenian officer in the ottoman army who passed across the horrors of wwi.
History of asia minor: 1894-1923 during 1894-1923 the ottoman empire conducted a policy of genocide of the christian population living within its extensive territory the sultan, abdul hamid, first put forth an official governmental policy of genocide against the armenians of the ottoman empire in 1894. In contrast to the european christian tradition, the ottoman empire, and minorities for instance, until the 19th century, the ottoman empire allowed religious autonomy to the adherents of armenian orthodoxy, syrian orthodox christians, and jews suitable parallel is the 1915–1916 genocide against ethnic armenians in the ottoman. The armenian genocide as jihad - by richard l rubenstein new english review - there is a 1919 silent film about the armenian genocide, ravished armenia, originally produced in hollywood using turkish documentary footage it was based on a book by a survivor, aurora mardiganian, who also starred in the production the film originally consisted of nine reels, most of which have been lost. For a solid analysis of the conflicting claims that questions whether what occurred can accurately be called a planned genocide, see guenter lewy, the armenian massacres in ottoman turkey: a disputed genocide (salt lake city, ut: university of utah press, 2007. Despite the fact that the ottoman state crime against christians and partly against some other non-muslim minorities such as yezidis (yazdis), together with the subsequent destruction of the european jewry (shoah) during wwii shaped the internationally recognized legal understanding of genocide, the crimes that were committed against the.
Kurds were among the main perpetrators of violence against christian minorities in the late ottoman and early turkish republican periods, most notably during the armenian genocide. A: the ottoman state committed a genocide against the armenians, there is no embellishment their armenian civilization in anatolia, which long predates both turkish and kurdish presence in the area, was completely destroyed. A little over a century has passed since the ottoman empire’s effort to exterminate christian minorities from within its borders, yet the turkish government continues to put pressure on the same groups it targeted one hundred years ago.
As it stands, lebanon is the only arab country to recognise the first genocide of the modern age, the armenian genocide it must be said that in addition to armenians living in the ottoman empire, the porte also ethnically cleansed greeks and assyrian christians living in the empire. The armenian genocide ( armenian : հայոց ցեղասպանություն , hayots tseghaspanutyun), also known as the armenian holocaust , was the ottoman government 's systematic extermination of 15 million armenians , mostly ottoman citizens within the ottoman empire and its successor state, the republic of turkey. Since the ottoman regime was tolerant and the minorities living under its rule were happy and enjoying a comfortable life, the greek and armenian nationalist movements which resulted in their rebellion against the ottoman empire could only stem from external factors.
By hannibal travis (armenianweeklycom) - scholars of genocide studies have begun to explore the constitutional and political causes of genocide after many years in which theories of evil intention prevailed, structuralist and functionalist theories have gained ground. One of the principle actors in the mass murder of armenians and assyrians in diyanbakir during that period – dr mehmed reshid – was a muslim of circassian descent, son of refugees from the russian orthodox christian campaigns against muslim populations of that empire. The greek genocide, including the pontic genocide, was the systematic genocide of the christian ottoman greek population carried out in its historic homeland in anatolia during world war i and its aftermath (1914–1922.