Armenian massacre: Why Turkey won't say the G-word
CNN Religion Commentator Father Edward Beck explains why Pope Francis chose Sunday to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks during WWII as 'genocide.'
Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide (Armenian: Հայոց Ցեղասպանություն Hayots Tseghaspanutyun), also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally by Armenians, as Medz Yeghern (Armen...
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Assyrian Genocide
The Assyrian genocide (also known as Sayfo or Seyfo, Syriac: ܩܛܠܐ ܕܥܡܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ or ܣܝܦܐ) refers to the mass slaughter of the Assyrian population of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, in ...
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Dersim Rebellion
The Dersim rebellion was a Kurdish uprising against the Turkish government in the Dersim region of eastern Turkey, which includes parts of Tunceli Province, Elazığ Province, and Bingöl Province. The r...
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Greek genocide
The Greek genocide, part of which is known as the Pontic genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Asia Minor, central Anato...
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Censorship in Turkey
Censorship in Turkey is regulated by domestic and international legislation, the latter taking precedence over domestic law, according to Article 90 ("Ratification of International Treaties") of the C...
Censorship in Turkey - Wikipedia
Sivas massacre
The Sivas massacre (Turkish: Sivas Katliamı, Madımak Katliamı) refers to the events of July 2, 1993 which resulted in the killing of 35 people, mostly Alevi intellectuals, and two hotel employees....
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Greek landing at Smyrna
The Greek landing at Smyrna (modern-day İzmir) was a military operation by Greek forces starting on May 15, 1919 which involved landing troops in the city of Smyrna and surrounding areas. The Allied ...
Greek landing at Smyrna - Wikipedia
Celâl Bayar
Mahmut Celâl Bayar (16 May 1883 – 22 August 1986) was a Turkish politician, statesman, and the third President of Turkey. Mr. Bayar, as the Turkish President, was decorated with the Legion of Merit by...
Celâl Bayar - Wikipedia
Kurdish recognition of the Armenian genocide
Kurdish recognition of the Armenian Genocide and Assyrian Genocide is the recognition of the Kurdish participation in the genocide of Armenians and Assyrians during World War I, when Kurdish tribal fo...
Kurdish recognition of the Armenian genocide - Wikipedia
Battle of Sarikamish
The Battle of Sarikamish (Armenian: Սարիղամիշի ճակատամարտ (Sarighamishi chakatamart), Russian: Сражение при Сарыкамыше; Turkish: Sarıkamış Harekatı) was an engagement between the Russian a...
Battle of Sarikamish - Wikipedia
Yusuf Akbulut
Yusuf Akbulut (Syriac: ܝܘܣܦ ܐܟܒܠܛ), is a Syriac Orthodox priest from St. Mary's Church in Diyarbakır, Turkey.He was arrested by Turkish authorities after stating in a newspaper interview that he b...
Menemen massacre
The Menemen Massacre occurred on June 16–17, 1919 in the town of Menemen, shortly after the Greek forces landed in nearby Smyrna, as part of the post World War I Greek occupation of Turkey.
The Ot...
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Simko Shikak revolt
The Simko Shikak revolt refers to an armed Ottoman-backed tribal Kurdish uprising against the Qajar dynasty of Iran from 1918 to 1922, led by Kurdish chieftain Simko Shikak from the Shekak tribe.After...
Simko Shikak revolt - Wikipedia
Topal Osman
Topal Osman Agha (1883, Giresun, Trebizond Vilayet – 1 April 1923, Ankara) was a Turkish militia leader of the late Ottoman and early Republican periods. He commanded the 42nd Giresun Volunteer ...
Topal Osman - Wikipedia
Sabiha Gökçen
Sabiha Gökçen ([sabiha ɡøkt͡ʃen]; 22 March 1913 – 22 March 2001) was a Turkish aviator. She was the first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23. According to some sources she was also the world's first...
Sabiha Gökçen - Wikipedia
The Last Assyrians
The Last Assyrians (French: Les Derniers Assyriens) is a French documentary film by Robert Alaux.
This film begins in the Chaldo-Assyrian community of Sarcelles, France (Paris metropolitan ar...
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Kâzım Orbay
Mehmet Kâzım Orbay (11 March 1887 – 3 June 1964) was a Turkish general and senator. He served as the third Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Kâzım Orbay was born in Smyrna (p...
Kâzım Orbay - Wikipedia
William Ambrose Shedd
William Ambrose Shedd (1865–1918) was a US Presbyterian missionary who served in Persia and tried to protect the Assyrian people from the genocide.He was born January 24, 1865, in the little mountain ...
Special Organization (Ottoman Empire)
The Special Organization (Ottoman Turkish: تشکیلات مخصوصه, Teşkilât-ı Mahsusa) was an Ottoman imperial government special forces unit under the War Department and was allegedly used to suppress Ar...
Special Organization (Ottoman Empire) - Wikipedia
Fevzi Çakmak
Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak (January 12 or January 24, 1876 – April 10, 1950) was a Turkish field marshal (Mareşal) and politician. He served as the Chief of General Staff from 1918 and 1919 and later the Mi...
Fevzi Çakmak - Wikipedia
İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil
İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil (born 1908, Istanbul – December 30, 1993, Ankara, Turkey) was a Turkish Justice Party (Turkish: Adalet Partisi) politician, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs three ...
İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil - Wikipedia
Operation Nemesis
Operation Nemesis (Armenian: «Նեմեսիս» գործողութիւն Nemesis gortsoghut'iun) was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) carried out from 1920 to 1922, during w...
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