The brief history of Armenian barbarism and terrorism [1862-1922] - PHOTOS

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The brief history of Armenian barbarism and terrorism [1862-1922] - PHOTOS
* Do not forget, they were `innocent and unarmed` too..

1) The centers of revolutionary activity in Turkish Armenia were Zeitun, Van, and Erzurum. The Zeitun Rebellion of 1862 was the beginning of extensive uprisings directed against the Ottoman government.
(Louise Nalbandian / The Armenian Revolutionary Movement / California / 1963)

2) The Zeitun rebellion took place between October 24-January 28, 1896. 50 officers and 600 soldiers were taken prisoner. Most of the prisoners were killed and only 56 of them managed to escape. From the beginning until the end of the insurrection, 20,000 Turks were killed against only 125 Armenians.
(Aghasi / Zeitoun-Traduction d`Archag Tchobanian / Paris / 1897)

3) French commander Romieu stated that during 1878 and the following years, armed Armenian militant groups carried out acts of terrorism and cherished hate against the Turks in his report, which he submitted to the French War Ministry.
(National Archives of France / Guerre Mondial / 1914-1918 / Turquie-Volume 890 / Legion d`Orient)

4) During the Van rebellion between 1895-1896, 758 Moslems were killed by the Armenian militants and Armenians suffered from 1,934 casualties.
(General Mayewski / Statistique des Provinces de Van et de Bitlis -- The British Blue Book)

5) The raid on the Ottoman Bank was organized by the Dashnak Committee on August 26, 1896. The raiders were led by a Dashnak revolutionist named Babken Suni. Gerard Libaridian describes this attack as `the first recorded act of urban terrorism`. According to British sources 120 soldiers were killed and 25 wounded.
(Gerard Libaridian / Armenia at the Crossroads / USA / 1991 -- Vartanian / History of Dashnaktsutiun)

6) During the second Sassun Rebellion in 1904, 1,000 Turks were killed and just 19 Armenians died.
(K. Kukulyan / The Antranik Battles / Beirut / 1929)

7) The official Ottoman Archives stated that 523,000 Muslim Turks were killed by the Armenian militant groups in Anatolia between 1910-1922.
(Ralph J Henham / The Criminal Law of Genocide / International, Comparative and Contextual Aspects / 2007)

8) According to Turkish author Hüdavendigar Onur, during the incidents between 1914-1918, approx. 3 million Muslims died as a result of the unrest, caused by the Armenians.
(Millet-i Sadıkadan Hayk`ın Çocuklarına / Istanbul / 1999)

9) These Armenian volunteers, in order to avenge their compatriots who had been massacred by the Kurds, committed all kinds of excesses. More than 600,000 Kurds were killed between 1915-1918 in the Eastern provinces of Turkey.
(Hasan Arfa / The Kurds / Oxford University Press / 1966)

10) The telegraph sent by the French Foreign Ministry to the Russian consulate in Paris, dated May 14, 1915 stated that during the Van rebellion, 6,000 Muslims were killed by the Armenian insurgents in the region.
(Yusuf Halaçoğlu / Sürgünden Soykırıma Ermeni İddiaları -- National Archives of France / Guerre Mondial / 1914-1918 / Turquie - Volume 890)

11) On August 19, 1915, the Austrian ambassador mentioned about `the large scale massacres` committed against the Turks by Armenians, the mutual killing and clashes between the Turks and Armenians.
(Guenter Lewy / The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey / A Disputed Genocide / 2005 -- Ohandjanian / Österreich / Armenien-Volume 6)

12) In 1918, Armenians slaughtered 800 civilians in Erzincan. During the night of February 26-27, 1918, Armenians killed approx. 8,000 Muslims in Erzurum.
(Lt. Col. Tverdohlebov / I Witnessed and Lived Through / 1918 -- Halil Kemal Türközü / Armenian Atrocities According to Ottoman and Russian Documents / 1986 -- Muammer Demirel / Birinci Dünya Harbinde Erzurum ve Çevresinde Ermeni Hareketleri / 1914-1918)

13) Armenians burned 250 villages in the region before the Ottoman army recaptured Eastern Turkey in May 1918.
(Justin McCarthy / 1995)

14) The Ottoman Document, dated July 16, 1919 states that the Armenians attacked and killed the Muslims in Şarur and Nakhchivan regions, depleted Şarur`s folk to Aras river and assaulted 45 villages.
(Recep Karacakaya / Kaynakçalı Ermeni Meselesi Kronolojisi / 1878-1923 / The Republic of Turkey / Prime Ministry General Directorate Of the State Archives Publication)

15) In July 1919, British Lt. Col. Albert Rawlinson stated in a telegraph he sent to the British General Headquarters in Istanbul that, the Armenians committed a massacre from Oltu town until Bayezid border.
(Kars, Ardahan ve Batum`da Ermenilerin Türklere Yaptığı Mezalim / Atatürk University -- Alfred Rawlinson / The Adventures in the Middle East / New York / 1923)

16) The Ottoman document, dated December 4, 1920 states that Armenians carried out massacres in 13 villages of Sarıkamış region by slaughtering 1,975 people and destructing 276 houses.
(Karacakaya / BOA. HR. SYS. / 2878-63)

17) Armenian Lt. Col. Melik Şahnazarov states in his divisional report that 30 Turkish villages were captured, plundered, their residents were killed and asks for permission to do the same to another 29 Turkish villages. During 1920, the Turkish and Kurdish population of Kars province were killed and villages looted by the Armenians. In 1920, an Armenian officer stated in his report that he ordered the extermination of the Turkish population in Besar-Geçar without any segregation.
(Mehmet Perinçek / Tashnak Party Has Nothing to do Anymore / The Manifesto of Hovhannes Katchaznouni / The First Prime Minister of Armenia / 1923 -- The State Archives of Armenia / Gosarhiv Armenii / Quoted by A. Lalayan -- A. Lalayan / Kontrerevolyutsionny-Daşnaksutyun / İmperiaistiçeskaya Voyna / 1914-1918 / Revolyutsionnıy Vostok / 1936)

18) As a result of the massacres committed by Armenians during the March Events between March 30- April 3, 1918 in Azerbaijan, approx. 12,000 Azerbaijanis and Muslims from other ethnic groups were killed. The houses of Azerbaijanis were burned.
(Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society / 1922 -- The New York Times / May 20, 1918 -- Journal of Contemporary History / Volume 36 / 2001 -- Tadeusz Swietochowski and Brian C. Collins / Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan / 1999)

19) All Turkish children should also be killed as they form a danger to the Armenian nation.
(Hamparsum Boyaciyan-Murad / Ottoman-Armenian Parliamentary and Guerilla Leader / 1914 -- Mikael Varandean / History of the Dashnaktsutyun)

20) I have it from absolute first-hand information that the Armenians in the Caucasus attacked Tartar-Muslim villages that are utterly defenseless and bombarded these villages with artillery and they murdered the inhabitants, pillaged and often burned the villages.
(Rear Admiral Mark Bristol of the United States Navy / The Bristol Papers / General Correspondence / Letter to Mr. Bradley / September 14, 1920)

21) We closed the roads and mountain passes that might serve as ways of escape for the Tartars-Turks, and then proceeded in the work of extermination. Our troops surrounded village after village. Little resistance was offered.
(Ohanus Appressian / Memoirs of an Armenian Officer / Men Are Like That / 1926)

22) Many massacres were committed by the Armenians until our army arrived in Erzurum. 2,127 Muslims were buried only in Erzurum`s center. These are entirely men. There are ax, bayonet and bullet wounds on the dead bodies. Lungs of the bodies were removed and sharp stakes were struck in the eyes. There are other bodies around the city.
(Official Telegram of the Third Royal Army Command to the Supreme Command / March 19, 1918 / Turkish Atase Archives)

23) These gangs were advancing by plundering and pillaging the properties of the Moslem villages they passed through. They massacred and destroyed even the babies in cradles.
(Ottoman Royal Army Report Describing the Actions of 10,000 Armenian Militants -- B. A. Boryan / Armeniya Mejdunarodnaya Diplomatiya / Moscow / 1929)

24) There is a systematic plan of destruction of the Turkish villages and extinction of the Moslem population. This plan is being carried out by Greek and Armenian bandits, which appear to operate under Greek instructions and sometimes even with the assistance of detachments of regular troops.
(Arnold Toynbee / The Western Question in Greece and Turkey)

25) The Armenian bandits carried out overwhelming destruction at Erzincan. They literally eradicated the whole population living in villages.
(Bussche / German Diplomat / February 28, 1918)

26) Armenians were the favored portion of the population of Turkey, or that in the Great War, they traitorously turned Turkish cities over to the Russian invader. They boasted of having raised an army of 150,000 men to fight a civil war, then they burned at least 100 Turkish villages and exterminated the population.
(John Dewey / The Turkish Tragedy / The New Republic / November 12, 1928)

27) I arrived in Bayburt on August 8, 1917. What I saw was terrifying. Armenians under the Russian command were committing horrifying, wild atrocities against the Turks in Bayburt and Ispir. The rebels named Arshak and Andranik, slaughtered the children in the orphanage I worked at with their daggers. They raped young girls and women.
(Tatiana Karameli / Russian Red Cross / 1917-1918 / Memoirs / Ottoman Archives / BOA. HR. SYS. / 2877-1)

28) I have no doubts about the will of Armenians about killing their Muslim neighbours. Dashnak militants are working with extraordinary savagery.
(British Foreign Policy Documents / November 28, 1919 / Mr. Kitson to Sir E. Crow)

29) Axis forces used Armenians to reach their goals in the Near East. The French invaded Cilicia and appointed Armenian Dashnak volunteer regiments to carry out acts of violence against Muslims. They launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing to realize the ideal of `Great Armenia`. The Muslim population in Kars and Yerevan regions was either exterminated or forced to migrate to the lands of Turkey and Iran. Suragel, Kagizman, Karakurt, Sarikamis, Surmali regions were burned and destroyed, tens of thousands of people ran for their lives.
(V. A. Gurko Kryajin / Soviet Historian)

30) Armenians have revolted in Van, attacked the Muslim villages and the citadel. The Turkish forces stationed at the citadel lost 300 soldiers. As a result of street fights which lasted for days, the city is now under rebel hands. On May 17, the city was invaded by Russians, Armenians have sided with the enemy and started slaughtering Muslims. 80,000 Muslims have started to run away towards Bitlis. 2,500 Muslims were slaughtered by 10,000 Armenians after Van fell to the enemy. This estimate which does not show any reference is quite conservative even if it only reflects those killed in the city center. More than 10,000 Muslims were killed.
(The Report of German Ambassador Wangenheim to Ministry of Foreign Affairs / May 25, 1915)

31) The bellies of pregnant women were cut open to remove babies from the womb, instantly killing both. Apart from killing the bride of Kales Aga from the village of Kayak, his sons and other family members were killed by setting them on stake piles. Armenian Militia threw a new born baby up in the air and butchered him by the sword in the Kalafa Village in Yomra subdistrict of Trabzon. Many Muslims were ferociously murdered and their bodies were burned in the Ipsil, Hacavra and Solday villages of Maçka.
(Armenian Atrocities in The Caucasus and Anatolia / Volume 1 / 1906-1918)

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