Chronology of Armenian Terrorism - 1973-1986| CIA DOCUMENTS (PART1)

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Chronology of Armenian Terrorism -  1973-1986| CIA DOCUMENTS (PART1)

The Armenian terrorist group known as the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) has penetrated in Armenia’s security services and army.

AzVision.az present the lists of murder committed by the ASALA in the years between 1973-1986 citing the library documents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

January 27, 1973, Santa Barbara, USA: Armenian-American citizen Gourgen Yanikyan (Yanikian) murdered Turkish Ambassadors, Mehmet Baydar and Bahadir Demir. Yanikyan was sentenced to life-long prison.

April 4, 1973, Paris, France: Turkish Embassy and THY (Turkish Airlines) offices were attacked with bombs. Severe damage was reported.

July 2, 1973. Gourgen Yanikyan, who triggered the Armenian terror by assassinating 2 Turkish Ambassadors in Santa Barbara was convicted of murder. On the other hand, the Armenian press defined Yanikyan as a hero and legalized the murders.

October 26, 1973, New York, USA: Coordinated bomb attack against the Turkish Information Office was noticed just on time and disposed of. A group named Yanikyan Commandos took the responsibility of the attack and claimed Yanikyan’s freedom.

January 20, 1975, Beirut, Lebanon: A bomb attack targeted an office which was functioning under the management of World Church Council. And ASALA spokesmen defined this incident as the first operation of ASALA several times.

February 7, 1975, Beirut, Lebanon: Turkish Information and Tourism Offices were attacked with bombs. Bombs were noticed just on time and disposed of. While a Lebanese officer was injured, Prisoner Gourgen Yanikyan Group took the responsibility.

February 20, 1975, Beirut, Lebanon: THY offices were severely damaged by bomb attacks. Yanikyan Group and ASALA took the responsibility.

October 22, 1975, Vienna, Austria: Turkish Ambassador Danis Tunaligil was killed by 3 Armenian terrorists. ASALA took responsibility. On the other hand, JCAG spokesmen defined the incident as the first operation of JCAG.

October 24, 1975, Paris, France: Terrorists trapped Turkish Ambassador Ismail Erez and his driver Talip Yener. ASALA and JCAG (Justice Commandos Against Armenian Genocide) took the responsibility separately.

October 28, 1975, Beirut, Lebanon: A Hand grenade attack targeted Turkish Embassy. ASALA took responsibility.

February 16, 1976, Beirut, Lebanon: Embassy Assistant Secretary Oktar Cirit was assassinated on Hamra Street. ASALA took responsibility.

May 17, 1976, Frankfurt, Essen, Cologne, Germany: Bomb attacks were conducted against Turkish Embassies in the cities of Frankfurt, Essen and Cologne.

May 28, 1976, Zurich, Switzerland: Bomb attacks were conducted against Garanti Bank and Turkish Embassy. A bomb targeting Turkish Tourism Office was disposed just on time. JCAG took responsibility.

May 2, 1977, Beirut, Lebanon: The cars of Military Attache Nahit Karakay and Administrative Attache Ilhan Ozbabacan were attacked with bombs. Their cars were ruined while both Karakay and Ozbabacan managed to survive with minor injuries. ASALA took responsibility.

May 14, 1977, Paris, France: Bomb attack against Turkish Tourism Bureau. The attack caused severe damage. New Armenian Resistance Group took the responsibility.

June 6, 1977, Zurich, Switzerland: The store of Huseyin Bulbul, a Turkish citizen living in Switzerland, was attacked with a bomb.

June 9, 1977, Rome, Italy: An assassination was conducted against the Turkish Ambassador. And Ambassador lost his life shortly after the incident. JCAG took responsibility.

October 4, 1977, Los Angeles, USA: The house of Professor Stanford Shaw, known for his neutral and important researches on the Ottoman Empire was attacked with bomb. Armenian Group of 28 took responsibility.

January 2, 1978, Brussels, Belgium: A building was attacked with bombs were the several branches of a Turkish bank furnished services. New Armenian Resistance took responsibility.

June 2, 1978, Madrid, Spain: The car of Turkish Ambassador Zeki Kuneralp was attacked. 3 armed terrorist opened fire on the office car. The wife of the Ambassador Necla Kuneralp and retired Ambassador Besir Balcioglu were killed immediately under heavy fire. The Spanish driver who was deadly injured lost his life in the hospital. ASALA and JCAG took responsibility.

December 6, 1978, Geneva, Switzerland: A bomb blasted in front of the Turkish Embassy. New Armenian Resistance Group took the responsibility of the attack that caused severe damages.

December 17, 1978, Geneva, Switzerland: Bomb attack against THY bureau. ASALA took responsibility.

August 22, 1979, Geneva, Switzerland: The car of Turkish Ambassador was attacked with a bomb. The Ambassador managed to survive while 2 Swiss people passing were injured. The car was completely ruined.

August 27, 1979, Frankfurt, Germany: THY bureaus were completely destroyed after a bomb attack. While a pedestrian was injured ASALA took the responsibility.

October 4, 1979, Copenhagen, Denmark: 2 Danish people were injured due to the bomb attacks near THY bureaus. ASALA took responsibility.

October 12, 1979, La Hague, Holland: Ahmet Benler, the son of Turkish Ambassador Ozdemir Benler was assassinated by Armenian terrorists. While the killers were on the run, ASALA and JCAG took the responsibility.

October 30, 1979, Milan, Italy: THY bureaus were destroyed by bomb attacks. ASALA took responsibility.

November 8, 1979, Rome, Italy: Turkish Tourism Bureau was destroyed by a bomb attack. ASALA took responsibility.

November 18, 1979, Paris, France: THY, KLM and Lufthansa bureaus were completely destroyed by bomb attacks. While 2 French officers were injured ASALA took the responsibility of the incident.

November 25, 1979, Madrid, Spain: A bomb blasted in front of TWA and British Airways. While ASALA was taking the responsibility of the incident, they claimed that the underlying reason behind the attacks was about the Pope’s visit to Turkiye.

December 8, 1979, Paris, France: 4 bombs blasted on the same day. First targeted THY bureaus. The others were located near the Turkish Labour Attache and several tourism offices. The last one was targeted OECD, the perpetual representative of Turkiye, but noticed just on time and disposed of. JCAG took responsibility.

December 9, 1979, Rome, Italy: PANAM, British Airways and Philippine Airlines bureaus were damaged by bomb attacks took place in the city center. New Armenian Resistance Group took the responsibility of the incident, in which 9 people were injured.

December 17, 1979, London, England: Bomb attacks near THY bureau caused severe damages. The Freedom Front of Armenia took responsibility.

December 22, 1979, Paris, France: Tourism Attache Yilmaz Colpan was assassinated while walking on Champs Elysee. More than one group; ASALA, JCAG ve Armenian Militant Commandos Against Genocide took the responsibility of the attack separately.

December 22, 1979, Amsterdam, Holland: A bomb blast in front of THY bureau caused severe damage. ASALA took responsibility.

December 23, 1979, Rome, Italy: A bomb blasted in front of World Church Council which was functioning as a passage board for Armenian refugees from Lebanon. While ASALA was taking the responsibility, they claimed that the warning was for the Italian authoritative to stop Armenian immigration.

December 23, 1979, Rome, Italy: 3 bombs blasted in front of Air France and TWA bureaus. A countless number of passengers were injured. ASALA, taking the responsibility of the incident claimed that they were protesting French authoritative who took preventive measures against Armenian terror.

January 10, 1980, Tehran, Iran: A bomb blast in front of THY bureau caused severe damage. ASALA took responsibility.

January 20, 1980, Madrid, Spain: Lots of people were injured by series of bomb attacks near TWA, British Airways, Swissair and Sabena Airways. JCAG took responsibility.

February 2, 1980, Brussels, Belgium: Several bombs blasted in front of THY and Aeroflot bureaus consecutively. New Armenian Resistance Group took the responsibility of the incidents.

February 6, 1980, Bern, Switzerland: A terrorist opened fire on Turkish Ambassador Dogan Turkmen. While the Ambassador managed to survive by chance, the terrorist Max Klindjian caught in France was sent to Switzerland for trial. JCAG took responsibility.

February 18, 1980, Rome, Italy: Lufthansa, El Al and Swissair bureaus were damaged by 2 bomb blasts. While ASALA was taking the responsibility of the incident, they pointed out three reasons. First, two of them were the tendencies of Zionist Jews and Germans supporting “Turkish fascism” and the last one was the pressure of Switzerland on Armenians.

March 10, 1980, Rome, Italy: THY and Turkish Tourism Bureaus were attacked with bombs. 2 Italians lost their lives and 14 people were injured. New Armenian Resistance Group took the responsibility.

April 17, 1980, Rome Italy: Vatican Ambassador of Turkiye Vecli Turel was shot. Both Ambassador and his driver Tahsin Guvenc were deadly injured as a result of the assassination. JCAG took responsibility.

May 19, 1980, Marseille, France: A rocket was targeted Marseillian Embassy of Turkiye. As it was noticed just on time, the rocket was disposed of. ASALA and a group called themselves Black April took the responsibility.

July 31, 1980, Athen, Greece: Administrative Attache of Embassy Galip Ozmen and his family were attacked by Armenian terrorists. Ambassador and his 14 years old daughter Neslihan lost their lives. His wife and his son were injured. ASALA took the responsibility of murders.

August 5, 1980, Lyon, France: 2 Armenian terrorists who broke into Lyon Embassy of Turkiye opened fire. 2 people were killed and lots of people were injured. ASALA took responsibility.

August 11, 1980, New York, USA: An Armenian group attacked against a Turkish house near the UN.

September 26, 1980, Paris, France: Press Attache of Turkish Embassy Selcuk Bakkalbasi was shot on his way to home. Bakkalbasi managed to survive but became paralyzed for the rest of his life. ASALA took responsibility.

October 3, 1980, Geneva, Switzerland: An explosion occurred while 2 Armenian terrorists were setting up a bomb in their hotel room. Terrorists were injured. Afterwards, Suzy Mahseredjian and Alexander Yenikomechian from California (Canoga Park) were arrested. Their arrestment triggered a new terrorist group named 3 October which would shoot Switzerland targets.

October 3, 1980, Milan, Italy: 2 Italians were injured due to a bomb attack near THY bureaus. ASALA took responsibility.

October 5, 1980, Madrid, Spain: 12 people were injured due to the bomb attacks against Alitalia bureaus. ASALA took responsibility.

October 6, 1980, Los Angeles, USA: Several Molotov cocktails were thrown at the house of Kemal Arikan, the Ambassador. Arikan managed to survive with minor injuries.

October 10, 1980, Beirut, Lebanon: 2 bombs blasted near Swiss bureaus in West Beirut. 3 October took the responsibility and they also attacked against several Swiss bureaus in England.

October 12, 1980, New York, USA: A bomb located in front of a Turkish house blasted. 4 people passing were injured and JCAG took the responsibility.

October 12, 1980, Los Angeles, USA: A bureau of a Turkish-American citizen living in Hollywood was destroyed. And JCAG took the responsibility.

October 12, 1980, London, England: Turkish Tourism and Information bureaus were destroyed by bomb attacks. ASALA took responsibility. A well-known Swiss mall in the centre of London was severely damaged by a bomb attack. 3 October took its responsibility.

October 13, 1980, Paris, France: A Swiss travel agency was damaged due to attacks done by 3 October terrorists.

October 21, 1980, Interlaken, Switzerland: A bomb was found on a Swiss train headed from Paris and disposed of. The authoritative speculated the incident as an activity of 3 October Terror Group.

November 4, 1980, Geneva, Switzerland: Swiss Court of Justice was severely damaged due to a bomb attack. 3 October took the responsibility.

November 9, 1980, Strasbourg, France: A bomb blasted in front of the Turkish Embassy and caused severe damage. ASALA took responsibility.

November 10, 1980, Rome, Italy: 5 people were injured due to the attacks against Swiss Airlines and Swiss tourism offices. Both ASALA and 3 October took the responsibility of the incidents separately.

November 19, 1980, Rome, Italy: Turkish tourism bureaus and THY offices were damaged by bomb blasts. ASALA took responsibility.

November 25, 1980, Geneva, Switzerland: Union of Swiss Banks bureaus were damaged by bombs and 3 October took the responsibility.

December 5, 1980, Marseille, France: Police disposed of a time-bomb located in front of Swiss Embassy and 3 October took the responsibility.

December 15, 1980, London, England: Police disposed of 2 bombs located in front of France Tourism Bureaus. While 3 October was taking the responsibility, the group threatened France not to struggle against Armenian terror.

December 17, 1980, Sydney, Australia: Turkish Ambassador and his guard were assassinated. JCAG took responsibility.

December 25, 1980, Zurich, Switzerland: A radar monitor was destroyed due to a bomb blast on Kloten Airport. The second bomb was noticed and disposed of. 3 October took the responsibility of the incident which would have been a massacre.

December 29, 1980, Madrid, Spain: A Spanish journalist was injured in a phone booth reporting bomb attacks against Swiss Airlines. 3 October took the responsibility.

December 30, 1980, Beirut, Lebanon: Credit-Suisse bureaus were attacked with bombs. Both ASALA and 3 October took the responsibility separately.

January 2, 1981, Beirut, Lebanon: ASALA warned Swiss authoritative not to abuse the terrorists arrested in Switzerland.

January 4, 1981: ASALA declared that Swiss authoritative had only a few days to revise the conditions of their last warning.

January 14, 1981, Paris, France: The car of Finance Attache Ahmet Erbeyli was attacked with a bomb. Erbeyli managed to survive but his car was completely ruined. A group named Alex Yenikomechian Commandos related to ASALA took the responsibility.

January 27, 1981, Milan, Italy: Swiss Airlines and Swiss tourism bureaus were destroyed by bomb attacks. 2 people passing were injured and 3 October took the responsibility.

February 3, 1981, Los Angeles, USA: Bomb experts disposed of a bomb located in front of the Swiss Embassy. Right after the incident, a phone call warned that their actions would continue till Suzy Mahseredjian was set free.

February 5, 1981, Paris, France: Bombs blasted in front of TWA and Air France. A person was injured and the offices were completely destroyed. 3 October took the responsibility.

March 4, 1981, Paris, France: 2 Armenian terrorists opened fire on Labour Attache Resat Morali, Religious Affair Attache Tecelli Ari and Paris Representative of Anadolu Bank Karakoc. Morali and Ari were killed, Karakoc managed to survive. ASALA took responsibility.

March 12, 1981, Tehran, Iran: A group of ASALA terrorists attempted to invade Turkish Embassy. 2 security guards were killed in the incident. 2 people in charge were caught and punished by Iranian executives. ASALA took the responsibility for the incident.

April 3, 1981, Copenhagen, Denmark: Embassy Labour Attache Cavit Demir was shot on his way to the home around evening. Demir was seriously injured. ASALA and JCAG took responsibility.

June 3, 198 Los Angeles, USA: Turkish folk dancing group was forced to cancel their exhibition in San Francisco after receiving intense threats.

June 9, 1981, Geneva, Switzerland: Turkish Embassy Secretary Mehmet Savas was assassinated by a Yerguz Armenian terrorist called Mardiros Jamgocyan. The arrestment of Jamgocyan who was also related to ASALA exposed a brand new killing team named The Ninth of June Organization. They became responsible for many murders in course of time.

June 11, 1981, Paris, France: A group of terrorist in the leadership of Ara Toranyan invaded THY bureaus. The terrorists were ignored by French police and discharged in an odd way. And no further legal procedure was performed.

December 19, 1981, Tehran, Iran: A bomb blasted in front of Swiss Airlines and The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

June 26, 1981, Los Angeles, USA: A bomb blasted in front of Swiss Banking Corporation and The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility of the incident.

June 19, 1981, Bern, Switzerland: A bomb blasted in front of Swiss General Assembly and again The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility of the incident.

June 20, 1981, Zurich, Switzerland: A bomb located in a snapshot cabin blasted at Zurich Airport. The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

June 21, 1981, Lausanne, Switzerland: 20 women were injured by a bomb blast located in a store. The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

July 22, 1981, Geneva, Switzerland: A bomb blasted on a train station and authoritative suspected of The Ninth of June Organization. After an hour, another bomb blasted on the same station.

August 11, 1981, Copenhagen, Denmark: The bureaus of Swiss Airlines were destroyed by 2 bomb blasts. While an American tourist was injured in the incident, The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

August 20, 1981, Los Angeles, USA: A bomb blasted near Swiss Precision Instruments offices and The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

August 20, 1981, Paris, France: Several bombs blasted in front of Italian Airways. 3 October which kept its silence for a while took the responsibility of the incident.

September 15, 1981, Copenhagen, Denmark: 2 people were injured by a bomb blast in front of THY. The second bomb was noticed just on time and disposed of. The Sixth Armenian Freedom Army took responsibility.

September 17, 1981, Tehran, Iran: Swiss Embassy was damaged by a bomb blast. The Ninth of June, a branch of ASALA took the responsibility.

September 24, 1981, Paris, France: 4 Armenian terrorists invaded the Turkish Embassy. When breaking into the building, they seriously injured Ambassador Kaya Inal and security guard Cemal Ozen. Ozen lost his life in the hospital. The terrorists of ASALA took 56 hostages.

September 3, 1981, Geneva, Switzerland: Main post office building and civic centre of the city were attacked. While a person was injured The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility.

September 25, 1981, Rome, Italy: Second Secretary of the Embassy, Gokberk Ergenekon was attacked by an Armenian terrorist. Ergenekon managed to survive. ASALA took the responsibility of the incident in the name of 24 September Suicide Commandos.

October 25, 1981, Paris, France: A well-known French restaurant named Fouquet was attacked with bombs. An organization called themselves as September-France took the responsibility of the attack.

October 26, 1981, Paris, France: A booby-trapped car in front of Le Drugstore exploded and September-France took the responsibility.

October 27, 1981, Paris, France: A bomb attack against Roissy Airport. September-France once again took the responsibility. The same day, a bomb blasted in a crowded elevator. No one was injured and the same organization undertook.

October 28, 1981, Paris, France: A film theatre was attacked with a bomb. While 3 people were injured September-France took the responsibility of the incident.

November 3, 1981, Madrid, Spain: A bomb blasted in front of Swiss Airlines. 3 people were injured and the attack destroyed the surroundings. ASALA took responsibility.

November 5, 1981, Paris, France: A bomb blasted near Gare de Lyon. A person was injured. It was claimed that an Armenian organization named Orly was in charge.

November 12, 1981, Beirut, Lebanon: Several bombs blasted in front of French representative offices. Orly Organization took the responsibility of the blasts carried out in front of France Institute and Air France bureaus.

November 14, 1981, Paris, France: A bomb that blasted near Eiffel Tower damaged a car seriously. The same day, a group of tourists were attacked and Orly Organization took the responsibility of both incidents.

November 15, 1981, Beirut ve Paris: Orly Organization threatened France Airways to blow up one of their planes on air. 3 France targets were attacked with bombs almost simultaneously in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. And the targets were Union de Paris, Air France bureaus and Banque Libano-Francaise. Orly Organization which intensified its violence lately took the responsibility. The same day a McDonald’s store was destroyed. This time September-France terror organization was in charge.

November 16, 1981, Paris, France: The bomb blasted at Gare de l’Est ınjured the people passing. Orly took responsibility.

November 18, 1981, Paris, France: Orly Organization reported a bomb setup at Gare du Nord.

November 20, 1981, Los Angeles, USA: Turkish Embassy in Beverly Hills was attacked. The consulate building was destroyed and JCAG took the responsibility of the incident.

January 13, 1982, Toronto, Canada: A bomb attack against the Turkish Embassy caused severe damage. ASALA took responsibility.

January 17, 1982, Geneva and Paris: 2 bombs located under the parked cars exploded, ASALA-The Ninth of June Organization took the responsibility. A bomb blasted near Bank Unions in Paris. The second bomb located in front of Credit Lyonnais was disposed of. Orly took responsibility.

January 19, 1982, Paris, France: A bomb blasted near the bureaus of Air France in Palais des Congres. Orly took the responsibility for the incident.

January 28, 1982, Los Angeles, USA: The Los Angeles Ambassador of Turkiye, Kemal Arikan was assassinated on his way to work. After the attack, 19 years old Hampig Sasunyan was arrested and sentenced to life-long prison.

March 22, 1982, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: A gift shop belonging to Orhan Gunduz, a Turkish Ambassador, was blown up. Furthermore, the Ambassador was threatened to quit his job. JCAG took responsibility.

March 26, 1982, Beirut, Lebanon: 2 people were killed and 16 people were injured by a bomb attack located in a film theatre. ASALA took the responsibility of the attack.

April 8, 1982, Ottowa, Canada: The Commercial Attache of Ottowa Embassy, Kani Gungor was injured by Armenian terrorists in his garage. ASALA took responsibility.

April 24, 1982, Dortmund, Germany: Various Turkish offices were destroyed by bomb attacks. A terror organization named New Armenian Resistance took the responsibility.

May 4, 1982, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Turkish Ambassador Orhan Gunduz was assassinated in Boston. The killer was never caught.

May 10, 1982, Geneva, Switzerland: Bombs exploded in front of 2 banks. An Armenian terror group named World Punishment Organization took the responsibility.

May 18, 1982, Toronto, Canada: 2 Armenians were caught on smuggling. It was claimed that illegal money would be used for terrorist operations. Throughout the investigations, it was also found that the house of a reluctant Armenian was attacked with a bomb.

May 18, 1982, Tampa, Florida, USA: The office of Turkish Ambassador Nash Karahan was attacked.

May 26, 1982, Los Angeles, USA: Swiss Banking Corporation bureau was damaged seriously by a bomb attack. 4 Armenian suspects were blamed for their relations with ASALA.

May 30, 1982, Los Angeles, USA: 3 ASALA terrorists (Hratch Kozibioukyan, 31; Siranouche Kozibioukyan, 22 and Varan Chrinyan, 29) were caught and arrested on setting up a bomb in Canadian Airways shipment bureau. Their aim was to put pressure for 4 arrested Armenian terrorists. Two of the militants were a spouse and the third one was a migrant from Middle-East.

June 7, 1982, Lisbon, Portugal: Managerial Attache of the Turkish Embassy Erkut Akbay and his wife were assassinated in front of their house. JCAG took responsibility.

July 1, 1982, Rotterdam, Holland: The Turkish Ambassador of Rotterdam Kemalettin Demirer was killed by 4 Armenian terrorists. Armenian Red Army took responsibility.

July 21, 1982, Paris, France: A bomb blast around Place Saint-Severin injured 16 people. Orly, that took the responsibility of the incident accused France police treating the Armenian terrorists under arrest as common criminals rather than political prisoners.

June 26, 1982, Paris, France: A bomb blast at Pub Saint-Germain injured 2 women and Orly took the responsibility of the incident.

August 2, 1982, Paris, France: An Armenian terrorist Pierre Gulumian lost his life while setting up a bomb.

August 7, 1982, Ankara, Turkiye: 2 Armenian terrorists opened fire on the crowd waiting at Esenboga Airport. One of the militants was caught and the other took more than 20 hostages. 9 people were killed and 82 people were injured in the incident. Terrorist Levon Ekmekciyan was arrested and convicted.

August 8, 1982, Paris, France: A bomb located by Orly Organization was noticed just on time and disposed of.

August 12, 1982, Paris, France: Terrorists opened fire on a police officer guarding Tourism Attache, luckily no one did get hurt.

August 27, 1982, Ottowa, Canada: Military Attache of Turkish Embassy Atilla Altikat was killed in his car. His car was attacked in the traffic jam and the terrorist Armenian organization JCAG took the responsibility.

September 9, 1982, Burgas, Bulgaria: Administrative Attache of Burgaz Embassy was assassinated in front of his house. Terrorists left a message in the crime scene: “We murdered a Turkish diplomat. Justice Struggle Units Against Armenian Genocide”. A person in the name of ASALA took the responsibility of the incident by phone.

September 26, 1982, Los Angeles, USA: 5 Armenian terrorists who were also the members of JCAG were accused of attempting to assassinate Turkish Ambassador of Philadelphia.

December 8, 1982, Athen, Greece: 2 Armenian terrorists on a bike threw bombs into the bureaus of Saudia Arabia Airways. Iranian-Armenian Vahe Kontaverdian was arrested but liberated immediately. ASALA stated the underlying reason was the amicable relations of Saudi Arabia with Turkiye.

January 21, 1983, Anaheim, California, USA: Several bombs hidden in an Armenian oven accidentally exploded and this event clarified the armament of Armenian terrorists.

January 22, 1983, Paris, France: 2 terrorists attacked against THY with hand-grenade. ASALA took the responsibility of the incident in which no one did get hurt luckily. The same day plastic explosive near THY bureaus at Orly Airport was disposed of.

February 2, 1983, Brussels, Belgium: Bomb attacks against THY bureaus. New Armenian Resistance Organization took the responsibility of the incident.

February 28, 1983, Luxembourg and Paris: A bomb located in front of the Turkish Embassy was disposed of. It was claimed that New Armenian Resistance Organization was in charge. The same day Marmara Travel Agency was blown up in Paris. While French secretary Renee Morin lost her life, 4 French people were injured. ASALA took responsibility only a few minutes after the incident.

March 9, 1983, Belgrade, former Yugoslavia: Belgrad Ambassador of Turkiye, Galip Balkar was killed in the city centre. His driver was shot. While the terrorists were running away, the pursuit got extended. A terrorist who injured a Yugoslavian on the run was caught by the police. The other terrorist opened fire on the crowd. A student was killed and a teenager girl was injured. Eventually, two Armenian terrorists, Kirkor Levonyan and Raffi Elbakyan were arrested, judged and sentenced.

March 31, 1983, Frankfurt, Germany: A person treated to attack against the bureaus of Tercuman Journal and kill the people working in it by phone.

May 24, 1983, Brussels, Belgium: Several bombs blasted near the bureaus of Culture and Information Embassy. The Italian CEO of the bureau was injured. ASALA took the responsibility for the incident.

June 16, 1983, Istanbul, Turkiye: Armenian terrorists attacked against civils with bombs and automatic weapons. 2 people were killed and 24 people were injured in the incident which ASALA undertook.

July 8, 1983, Paris, France: Armenian terrorists attacked against British Council offices to protest the trials of the Armenians under arrest.

July 14, 1983, Brussels, Belgium: Administrative Attache of Turkish Embassy Dursun Aksoy was killed by Armenian terrorists. ASALA, ARA and JCAG claimed that they executed.

July 15, 1983, Paris, France: A bomb blast in front of THY counter at Orly Airport. 8 people were killed and more than 60 people were injured. The crime scene was a real massacre. Syrian Armenian terrorist Varadjian Garbidjian admitted that he had located the bomb and ASALA took the responsibility of the incident.

July 15, 1983, London, England: The bomb similar to the one located in Orly was disposed right on time. ASALA took the responsibility of the attempt.

July 18, 1983, Lyon, France: ASALA threatened to counter bomb attack against Lyon railway station.

July 20, 1983, Lyon, France: Lyon Gare de Perrache was instantly cleared out after the threats of ASALA.

July 22, 1983, Tehran, Iran: Bomb attacks against France Embassy and Air France. Orly took the responsibility for the incidents.

July 27, 1983, Lisbon, Portugal: 5 terrorists attempted to break into Lisbon Embassy of Turkiye. After the failure, they took a family as hostage. When the bombs located by the terrorists exploded, 4 terrorist and Cahide Mihcioglu died. Yurts Mihcioglu and his son Atasay managed to survive with minor injuries. The fifth terrorist was shot by Turkish security. A Portuguese officer was killed and the other was injured. ARA took responsibility. After the incident, the Portuguese government prepared the arrangements of information units against terrorism.

July 28, 1983, Lyon, France: Another bomb attack threat against Lyon-Perrache rail station. ASALA took responsibility.

July 29, 1983, Tehran, Iran: Security precautions increased in the France Embassy against the threats of a rocket attack.

July 31, 1983, Lyon and Rennes, France: 2 planes of Air France had emergency landings against the threats of bomb attacks.

August 10, 1983, Tehran, Iran: A car was blown up in front of France Embassy. ASALA took the responsibility of the bomb attack.

August 25, 1983, Bonn, Germany: 2 people were killed in an attack against France Embassy and 23 people were injured. ASALA terror organization was in charge.

September 9, 1983, Tehran, Iran: 2 cars belonging to France Embassy were attacked with bombs. While 2 officers were injured in the incident ASALA took the responsibility of the attack.

October 1, 1983, Marseille, France: A bomb located in an international exposition caused severe damages in the stands of America, Russia and Algeria. A person was killed and 26 people were injured in the incident. Both ASALA and Orly took the responsibility for the incident.

October 6, 1983, Tehran, Iran: A car belonging to France Embassy was blown up. 2 people were injured. Orly organization took the responsibility of the incident.

October 29, 1983, Beirut, Lebonan: Bomb attack against France Embassy. A terrorist, also a member of ASALA was arrested. The same day Armenian terrorist attacked against the Turkish Embassy in Beirut. 19 years old Lebanese Armenian Sarkis Danielian was caught. ASALA took responsibility.

February 8, 1984, Paris, France: A bomb attack threat against Air France.

March 28, 1984, Tehran, Iran: Serial attacks were carried out against Turkish diplomats. 2 Armenian terrorists attacked the officer Ismail Pamukcu and injured him severely. The same day, the Embassy Secretary Hasan Servet Oktem was attacked in front of his house. The cautiousness of Ibrahim Ozdemir, Managerial Attache of the Embassy saved him from possible assassination. Ozdemir got 2 suspected staring at him arrested. 3 Armenian terrorists right in front of the Turkish Embassy were caught. And an ASALA terrorist Sultan Gregorian Semaperdan lost his life while he was setting up a bomb in a car belonging to Turkish Embassy.

March 29, 1984, Los Angeles, USA: ASALA threatened the Turkish athletes not to participate in the Olympics.

April 8, 1984, Beirut, Lebanon: ASALA declared that all the flights to Turkey would be handled as targets.

April 26, 1984, Ankara, Turkiye: ASALA claimed to pay off seriously on the condition if prime minister Turgut Ozal would visit Tehran.

April 28, 1984, Tehran, Iran: 2 Armenian terrorists murdered Sadiye Onder, the wife of Isik Yonder working in the Embassy, on her way to work. ASALA took responsibility.

June 20, 1984, Vienna, Austria: The car of Erdogan Ozen, an officer of the Embassy was attacked with a bomb. Ozen lost his life and 5 people in the same car were injured seriously. A terror organization named ARA took the responsibility of the attack.

June 25, 1984, Los Angeles, USA: A person called French press and threatened to attack the countries, the companies and the people that would help Turkish athletes in Los Angeles Olympics.

August 13, 1984, Lyon, France: A bomb blasted in Lyon rail station. Mild damage occurred and ASALA took the responsibility.

September 1984 Tehran, Iran: Many Turkish offices were threatened by letters. After the letters, several offices were attacked. One of them was an office belonging to Sezai Turkes and one of his workers lost his life in the fire.

September 1, 1984, Tehran, Iran: Iranian authoritative managed to expose the assassination plan of Ismet Birsel, the Turkish Embassy of Tehran.

September 3, 1984, Istanbul, Turkiye: 2 Armenian terrorists died while setting up a bomb. ARA took the responsibility for the incident.

November 19, 1984, Vienna, Austria: Enver Ergun, the Assistant Director of United Nations Social Development and Human Aid Center was killed on his way to work. Attackers left a flag in the crime scene written ARA on it.

December 1984 Brussels, Belgium: A planned bomb attack against the house of Turkish Ambassador was prevented just on time.

December 29, 1984, Beirut and Paris: While 2 French buildings were attacked with bombs in East Beirut, ASALA took the responsibility of the incident. The same day ASALA threatened Air France and security precautions increased at Charles De Gaulle Airport.

January 3, 1985, Beirut, Lebanon: Bomb attack against the offices of Agence France Pres caused severe damage.

March 3, 1985, Paris, France: Warning calls to Agence France Press bureau claimed that the French targets all over the world would be attacked.

March 3, 1985, Paris, France: A person called Agence France Press News Agency and threatened to attack worldwide French targets for the support of 3 arrested terrorists, who took part in Orly Massacre.

March 12, 1985, Ottowa, Canada: 3 armed people broke into the Turkish Embassy and killed a Canadian security guard. One of the terrorists blew up the door of Ambassador Coskun Kirca’s Office. While Kirca managed to survive with minor injuries, his wife and daughter were taken as hostages. After a certain period, hostages were liberated and ARA took the responsibility of the incident.

March 26, 1985, Toronto, Canada: Terrorists threatened to attack the transportation system of Toronto in rush hour. The threat which caused major chaos was made by a group called Secret Armenian Army to Free Our Motherland.

November 1985, Brussels, Belgium: Belgian anti-terror team managed to catch 3 Armenian terrorists with Portuguese fake passports. Terrorists under investigation confessed that they would attack Turkish offices in NATO Center.

November 28, 1985, Paris, France: French police managed to catch American citizen, also an ASALA-RM terrorist, Monte Melkonyan. Besides weapons and plastic explosives, navigation charts of Turkish ships to France, as well as a photo of Adnan Bulak, The France Ambassador of Turkiye, was found in his flat.

December 1985, Paris, France: 41 people were injured due to bomb attacks against Gallerie Lafayette and Printemps, 2 well-known malls of France, simultaneously. As the attacks were carried out during the Christmas time, more than 100.000 people tried to escape from the mall in panic. The Armenian Reporter published in New York claimed that the prime suspects of the incident were ASALA according to French police and afterwards ASALA took the responsibility of both attacks.

November 23, 1986, Melbourne, Australia: A bomb located in front of Turkish Embassy blasted around 02.05 a.m and killed one person, injured another.


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