Street markets in Istanbul, which were under the control of Greek merchants, covering the basic needs of the citizens of the most populous city of Turkey. Therefore, the partial destruction brought about the impoverishment to the greater part of the Turkish population, leading to significant shortages of basic goods and a rapid rise in prices. The painful condition of Turkish economy would play a significant role in the issue of payment of compensation.
This essay should explain how the genocide happened, how it affected the children, and the effect on future genocides. (Genocide1915.info) The Armenian genocide officially started in 1915, when the Ottomans imprisoned 250 Armenian leaders and killed (Armenian-genocide.org). This caused much worry for the Armenian people, but they did not know what to expect next. In the Ottoman Empire, it only got worse more and more people were captured and killed. Many were sexually violated, robbed, before they were finally killed.
Assaults of Armenians towards Turkish diplomats and the lobbying activities of Armenians brought up the mass murders of Armenians to the agenda of several countries. Official discourse of the Turkish Republic about the mass murders of Armenians began to shape in that decade. Official view of Turkish Republic about foreign policy issues can be found in the website of Turkish Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The “foreign policy with questions” section in the website of the ministry, explains Turkish foreign policy by answering many questions. The questions mostly focuses on problematic issues of Turkey in foreign policy.
For example, the Turks were only killing off the Armenian race, which is a main part in the UN definition. Additionally, the Turks would try and kill any able bodied man so that the Armenians could not reproduce. The Turkish people involved also forced Islam upon many children and gave these children to Turkish families. Indubitably, the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide were very similar for many reasons, but still was a major tragedy that may even still affect the world today.
Introduction Studying the factors that went into the Armenian genocide not only gives us an understanding of a historical moment but also provides us with the knowledge for finding out if the mass murders actually occurred. Did the Armenian genocide really happen? Or is it all just a myth? The history that comes with the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between the Armenians and the Turkish people (Mustafa 1). In 1915, it was said that leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to expel and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.
If Turkish people and authorities understand the significance of mother language, they may get over with this trouble. Works Cited Ahıska, Meltem, and Zafer Yenal. "Where is the Turkish Language Headed?" The Person You Have Called Cannot Be Reached at the Moment: Representations of Life Styles in Turkey 1980-2005. Istanbul: Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Center Press, 2006.
With an official statement, issued on 7 September 1955, the Menderes government expressed its deepest sorrow for the losses suffered by Greek minority in Istanbul. The Turkish Prime Minister blamed the riots on communists, underlining its commitment to the exemplary punishment of the perpetrators (Xristidis 2000). The interpretation of the pogrom as a conspiracy of international communism was repeated during the extraordinary meeting of the Grand National Assembly, which took place on September 12, 1955. However, under the force of circumstances, Adnan Menderes admitted that the government knew about the demonstration on September 6th, in advance. Also, the Turkish Prime Minister argued that, the riot was a spontaneous expression of national sentiment of the Turkish people who was stimulated by the news about the imminent massacre of Turkish Cypriots on 28 August.
Therefore in this essay I shall discuss, drawing directly from Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, how the civilians reacted to the war, their involvement and socio economic factors. Furthermore, the first section of my essay shall focus on the direct effect of war on the people, regarding the plague, and violence and hopelessness that was experienced. Then I shall go on to discuss more general effects of the war and how it affected the Greek world, discussing the social and economic losses that occurred such as the cost of the war in attica, the coup d’etat that occurred in gove... ... middle of paper ... ...ons as exacty as can be expected.” (Thuc) By this quote, Thucydides means that yes, some of the data we receive may be flawed, but by evaluating and analysing the data, the truth can be found. Thucydides himself received eye witness accounts from the conflict and was involved in it himself. He was able to get among the people and see the impact the war had on people, which was mostly negative, with the Athenians made to move to the city and leave their homes , to be confronted by the plague, or an even worse situation in Corcyra where friends and family turned on one another.
They had an organized plan to carry out the killings and the acts of the Turkish government can be considered as the destruction of Armenians, not just the killings of them. The mass murder of this specific group of people during World War One should be identified as a genocide not only in this course but around the world as well. The Turkish government had a reason to get rid of the Armenians. In the Ottoman Empire, Armenians were second class citizens that lived in harmony with the Turks before the forces of nationalism came into the picture. Even though the Armenians had to face higher taxes and second class citizenship, they were treated and accepted pretty well.
The actions of the Ottoman Empire were rationalized as the preservation and purification of Turkish nationalism. Majority of Armenian diaspora communities came as a result of the Armenian genocide. The denial of the Armenian Genocide is still an issue till this day.