Armenian genocide - 30 years

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Armenian genocide - 30 years

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I knew of the World War One era genocide, but I didn’t know it was such a long lasting program, or that Atatürk was involved:

“we all know, or think we know, the duration and scope of the Armenian massacres. In this generally accepted version, there were two distinct episodes of mass killings: first, from 1894 to 1896, the “Hamidian massacres” of Armenians instigated by the last sultan, Abdul Hamid II, and then, from 1915 to 1917, a second, much larger wave of massacres of Armenian men, women, and children by Turks. A recent book by Israeli historians Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi, The Thirty-Year Genocide, makes the striking claim that the genocide by the Turks was continuously committed over a thirty-year period, from 1894 to 1924, against not only the Armenians, but also including the other Ottoman Christian communities of Greeks and Assyrians.

In an interview with Israeli newspaper Haaretz about the book, Morris said that between 1.5 million and 2.5 million Christians were killed during this period, basing this figure on the work of Turkish, Armenian and Greek statisticians.”

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