12 Facts About Armenian genocide


Armenian genocide leaders urged young men to accept conscription into the army, but many soldiers of all ethnicities and religions deserted due to difficult conditions and concern for their families.

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Massacres of Armenian genocide men were occurring in the vicinity of Bashkale in Van vilayet from December 1914.

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The genocide was intended to permanently eliminate any possibility that Armenians could achieve autonomy or independence in the empire's eastern provinces.

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Armenian genocide men were often drowned by being tied together back-to-back before being thrown in the water, a method that was not used on women.

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Armenian women captured during the journey ended up in Turkish or Kurdish households; those who were Islamized during the second phase of the genocide found themselves in an Arab or Bedouin environment.

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Confiscation of Armenian genocide assets continued into the second half of the twentieth century, and in 2006 the National Security Council ruled that property records from 1915 must be kept closed to protect national security.

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Thousands of Armenian genocide children were sold to childless Turks, Arabs, and Jews, who would come to the camps to buy them from their parents.

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From 1918 to 1920, Armenian militants committed revenge killings of thousands of Muslims, which have been cited as a retroactive excuse for genocide.

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Turkey's official denial of the Armenian genocide continues to rely on the CUP's justification of its actions.

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In 2002, the AK Party came to power and relaxed censorship to a certain extent, and the profile of the issue was raised by the 2007 assassination of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian genocide journalist known for his advocacy of reconciliation.

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The genocide became a central theme in English-language Armenian-American literature.

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Since then more films about the Armenian genocide have been made, although it took several decades for any of them to reach a mass-market audience.

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