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Post Reply Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
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Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. On this website you can read about the genocide of Christians through the eyes of those who witnessed it.

http://eyewitnesstohistory.com/armenianmassacre.htm


The Armenian people trace their history back to the Bronze Age. At the height of its power in the first century BC, the Armenian kingdom controlled the territory between the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea in an area roughly equivalent to modern-day Turkey. Christianity spread into the region soon after the death of Christ with the establishment of numerous Christian communities. In 301, Armenia became the first state to proclaim Christianity its official religion.
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By the beginning of the 20th century, Armenia's glory days were a distant memory. They had been absorbed by the Ottoman Empire and occupied a reduced territory located in what is now north-eastern Turkey. Still strongly Christian, they enjoyed relative tolerance within the Muslim Ottoman Empire. However, during the period between 1892 and 1894 The Armenians suffered a series of massacres instigated by the reigning Sultan Abdul Hamid II in which between 80,000 and 300,000 lost their lives.

With the outbreak of World War I and the threat of Russian invasion, the Ottomans began to suspect the loyalty of the Armenians and feared that they might actively support the Russians if an invasion occurred. To prevent this, the Ottomans devised a plan to eliminate the Armenians from their territory that resulted in one of the bloodiest, systematic massacres of the 20th century.

The atrocities began in the spring of 1915 with the methodical killing of as many young, able-bodied Armenian men as possible. This was followed by the forced evacuation of thousands of Armenians from their homeland to the desert area in what today is Syria. Compelled to make the journey on foot and continually attacked throughout their trek, thousands died. It is estimated that between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives during this period.


The Armenian genocide will never be forgotten. The Young Turks committed such a terrible atrocity in the name of paranoia.
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It's good that people are spreading this around today. I remember my first time visiting the human rights museum in my city and being really surprised I hadn't heard about it before (granted I was like 14 but still) I guess between more high profile acts like the holocaust or more recent atrocities like the middle east or Rwanda a few decades ago, schools won't always be able to cover atrocities such as these in their history classes, even though they more than deserve to be remembered.
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I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.
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AllMightt wrote:

I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


I can't believe someone chose "the young turks" as their company name. It screams of insanity.

Turkey: We can't deny something that didn't happen
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AllMightt wrote:

I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


I can't believe someone chose "the young turks" as their company name. It screams of insanity.

Turkey: We can't deny something that didn't happen

Well they are terrible people.

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I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


This is correct, Turkey not only officially denies it ever happened by actively obstructs any efforts have it recognized in any way.

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runec wrote:


AllMightt wrote:
I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


This is correct, Turkey not only officially denies it ever happened by actively obstructs any efforts have it recognized in any way.



Thank god they didn't recently give even more power to their government that could allow them to keep up bullshit like that even more officially, huh?
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Rujikin wrote:


AllMightt wrote:

I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


I can't believe someone chose "the young turks" as their company name. It screams of insanity.

Turkey: We can't deny something that didn't happen


I believe it is a reference to the first president of Turkey, Kermal, who started policies towards a more democratic union distinctly secular from Islamic principles after the Ottoman Empire collapsed.
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Is there an official ribbon color to display for the event?
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Rujikin wrote:


AllMightt wrote:

I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


I can't believe someone chose "the young turks" as their company name. It screams of insanity.

Turkey: We can't deny something that didn't happen


I believe it is a reference to the first president of Turkey, Kermal, who started policies towards a more democratic union distinctly secular from Islamic principles after the Ottoman Empire collapsed.


This is true. As I recall Cenk Ugyr has repeatedly rejected Armenian genocide denial so it's stupid to attack him for supporting it.
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octorockandroll wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


AllMightt wrote:

I bet Cenk Ugyr was trolled hard today. I find it odd that it's such an overlooked part of history. I believe Turkey still officialydenies it.


I can't believe someone chose "the young turks" as their company name. It screams of insanity.

Turkey: We can't deny something that didn't happen


I believe it is a reference to the first president of Turkey, Kermal, who started policies towards a more democratic union distinctly secular from Islamic principles after the Ottoman Empire collapsed.


This is true. As I recall Cenk Ugyr has repeatedly rejected Armenian genocide denial so it's stupid to attack him for supporting it.


Not too sure of the relationship. The Genocide was in 1913, when the Ottoman Empire was still kicking during WWII. Kemal was in power in the 1920s, and was only an officer during the war. I have to search the relationship, which differs.
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Thank god they didn't recently give even more power to their government that could allow them to keep up bullshit like that even more officially, huh?


But, but I was told that was just democracy in action. -.-
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Ah, apparently, Young Turks has the connotation of rebellion, with some complicated history that I am not too interested in, such as ushering in a multi party democracy in 1908, by fighting a splinter of their groups that is less Nationalist, called the "Freedom and Accord Party". The original Turks won and they were the ones who committed the Armenian Genocide Several groups throughout the world named themselves Young Turks. Sort of like wearing a Che Guevera shirt, So there is truth to both sides. well, mainly to the fact that the original Young Turks are war criminals.

Heck, Kemal himself criticized the Young Turks for their involvement in the genocide.
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It's also ANZAC day.
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Is there an official ribbon color to display for the event?

The forget-me-not.
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