The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)


Introducing new facts from greater than six hundred mystery Ottoman records, this e-book demonstrates in exceptional element that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the overdue Ottoman Empire resulted from an reputable attempt to rid the empire of its Christian matters. proposing those formerly inaccessible files in addition to professional context and research, Taner Akçam's such a lot authoritative paintings up to now is going deep contained in the bureaucratic equipment of Ottoman Turkey to teach how a loss of life empire embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Although the deportation and killing of Armenians used to be the world over condemned in 1915 as a "crime opposed to humanity and civilization," the Ottoman executive initiated a coverage of denial that remains maintained via the Turkish Republic. The case for Turkey's "official heritage" rests on records from the Ottoman imperial records, to which entry has been seriously constrained till lately. it really is this very resource that Akçam now makes use of to overturn the authentic narrative.

The records offered right here attest to a late-Ottoman coverage of Turkification, the objective of which was once a minimum of the novel demographic transformation of Anatolia. for that reason, approximately one-third of Anatolia's 15 million humans have been displaced, deported, expelled, or massacred, destroying the ethno-religious variety of an historic cultural crossroads of East and West, and paving the best way for the Turkish Republic.

By uncovering the principal roles performed through demographic engineering and assimilation within the Armenian Genocide, this publication will essentially switch how this crime is known and exhibit that actual destruction isn't the simply element of the genocidal process.

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