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The victims of the Armenian Genocide

Were at least 972,000 according to a crucial source

For generations, the Turks ignored the very existence of the Armenian genocide. Todate, instead, they are forced to face its aweful numbers: 972.000 victims between 1915 and 1916 only, according to the document revealed only todate by historian Murat Bardakcki, who received it from the widow of Talat Pasha's in 1983. To justify the delay in the publishing, Bardacki says the times were not ripe for the Turkish society to face this topic until now. He also said the deportations of Armenians were "necessary", while most historians say right because of this document there is the definitive proof that the Armenian genocide really took place.

9 March 2009

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the genocide of the Armenians

In the framework of first world war (1914-1918), in the area of the Ottoman Empire, in Turkey, we witness the unfolding of the genocide of the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first of the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks", which seized power in 1908, carried out the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which has inhabited the Anatolic area since the Seventh century b.C..
In the memory of the Armenian people, and also according to the historian's estimates, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, nearly 1,500,000 people, perished. Many were the children forced to convert to Islam and the women sent to the harems. The deportation and extermination of 1915 were preceded by the pogroms of 1894-96 planned by Sultan Abdul Hamid II and by those of 1909 carried out by the government of the "Young Turks".

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