Meline Anumyan’s valuable study, translated by Ara Caprielian, presents the different trials held in the Ottoman Empire in 1919-1921 about the annihilation of the Armenians, based on scholarly analyses of archival material, revelations published in the Ottoman and foreign press of the period, testimonies of witnesses, official announcements, stenographic records of the trials, memoirs, and various studies. Comparing these trials with those held in the Republic of Turkey in 1926, the author shows their links, which included the accusations of dragging the country into war and war profiteering, while omitting charges for the annihilation of Christian minorities. The substantiated conclusion of the author is that the political traditions, ideology, and adopted political cause of Turkey are a continuation of the policy and modus operandi of the Committee of Union and Progress, which ruled the country at the time and planned the genocide of 1915.
Acknowledgment and Condemnation: The Trials of Young Turks in 1919-1921 and 1926, Meline Anumyan (hardcover)
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