Turks Denying The Truth Essay

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On 4th century AD, Armenia became the first nation in the world to make Christianity as their official religion. Because of that Armenia known as an independent entity. During 15 centuries, Armenia was under Ottoman Empire control. Ottoman Empire was the leader of two different religion groups, Muslims and Christianity. Ottoman Empire treated the Armenians differently. They had to pay higher taxes than the Muslim people. They had very little political and legal rights. Beside their obstacles, they still lived wealthier than the Muslims. For instance, they tended to be better educated than the Turkish people. Because of this, Turkish neighbors tended to resent their success. They also lived peacefully because of their less population. In 1914, Turks entered the World War I by being the side of Germany and also Austria-Hungary Empire. At the same time Armenian was helping Russia to fight with the Turks. Because of this war, Turks tried to remove Armenians from Ottoman Empire.
On April 24, 1915 the Armenian genocide began. 1 million and 5 hundred-thousand people got killed because of Turkish government. Many of them got raped, enslaved and murdered. For instance, they drowned people in rivers, burned them alive, executed and etc. They also kidnapped children and sent to Turkish families. In many places, Turkish people rapped and used Armenian women as a slave. “The Armenians marched by Turkish soldiers” picture in “artvoice.com” website shows the Armenians nearby prison in Mezierh by armed Turkish soldiers. Also only 25% Armenians deported to the deserts of Syria and Iraq. After the war between Armenian and Turks, only 380’000 Armenian remained in the Ottoman Empire. In June 1915, 25 percent of the Armenian population was deported to the desserts of Syria and Iraq.
After Ottoman Empire capitulated in 1918, the leaders of the Turk escaped to Germany and they promised Germans not to prosecute them for the genocide. But a group of Armenians did not give up and they planned to track down and kill the Turk leaders. This plan that they came up with was known as an Operation Nemesis. Armenians only end up killing three leader of the Young Turks. The Case of Soghomon Tehrilian is a fascinating novel that describes the Soghomons life and how he killed Talaat Pasha who was one of Young Turk leaders. According to “murderpedia.com” website, “Soghomon witnessed the rape of his sisters and brutal killing of all his family members butchered by the Turkish gangs. During the death marches although he was injured and believed dead, he survived”. In 1921 he was involve in the Operation Nemesis and his plan was to take a revenge on Talaat Pasha who was the chief organizer of the Armenian Genocide. After long search he found Talaat Pasha in Berlin and assassinated him. He was arrested in charge of the murdering him, but because of telling the story about Armenian Genocide and killing family it was the reason to recognized as an innocent person for the German court. ...

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