What would you like to do?
Who were the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide?
The young turks
1 person found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
Turkish View Because they revolted against the government of the county they lived in, the Ottoman empire, and fought alongside the Russians against the Ottomans in …WW1. Armenian View Not entirely true. Women, children and elderly were killed -not just men. The answer is much too long to discuss here - I suggest you look on websites such as armeniapedia.org and cilicia.org. Actually for over 40 years before the genocide of 1915 there were village massacres which led up to the genocide. Because the rest of the World was tied up in WWI they were not privy to the goings on of the Young Turks who systematically enforced gun control on many armenians who had lived in these cities and towns for millenia, not just centuries - Armenia was a vast nation until the Ottomans invaded in the 1500s. Armenians were peaceful, but wanted to protect her borders which were always in jeapordy because of the location right in the middle of the major trading routes. Eventually the kurds and the turks (all Muslim) wanted control and took what they wanted - much like what the United States did to the Native American people. Since Armenians were 1. Christian and 2. Well off for the most part, an industrious people and alot were in important government positions, the Young Turks decided they needed to get rid of this problem so they could control the land. The problem was: Armenians. One by one, villages throughout western Armenia were eliminated of 1. guns and 2. men. By men, we are talking any boy of the age of 14 and up was taken into either the Turkish army were they were shipped off to death camps, or in some instances just blatantly shot right outside of their front door, in front of their family. In an instant, on one day, April 15; dozens of important Armenian men were taken forcibly to the centers of their towns and either hung or beheaded in front of everyone. A few of these towns held "wedding dances" where they forced the newly widowed women to hold hands and dance in a circle as they were being shot at while their clothes were torn off, to humiliate them even further. The most deaths were caused when all Armenians who lived in Western Armenia were forced to leave everything behind and march for hundreds and hundreds of miles in the desert (Sinai) along the Euphrates River, which within weeks and months was vile with human blood, dead bodies floating and diseases were rampant. Over one and half million Armenians died because the Young Turks used violent criminals as guards for these marches, and they used any type of violent torture they could dream up - as gratitude for their violence they were granted complete pardons for their previous crimes. To this day, not only has there never been any type of restitution on the part of the Turks, they DENY that genocide ever took place. Then, to rub salt into wounds, they destroyed all of our ancient churches, ancient relics and renamed our cities to eliminate any history of Armenia in the 75-80% of the land they took from us, both from the west and from the east. Azerbaijani's were also encouraged by the Muslim Turks to destroy all of the Khachkars on Ancient Armenian land that date back before Christ's birth. On top of all of this, the Turks even laid claim to Mt. Ararat, a national Armenian landmark. When the atrocities were discovered, there were only a few small groups of orphaned children that hadn't been taken in by Turks as slaves or renamed to muslim names to forget their identity. The few surviving women were turned into sex slaves by the muslims and to show they were only "property" by their masters, they were tattoed all over their faces to publically display their shame. As I said, this is only a SMALL portion of what happened. I do encourage you to read about Armenian history, as it is vast and very ancient and extremely interesting. It's just sad that we don't have much of a homeland anymore. From what it was, there is only about 10% left now.
The Young Turks in 1915 had very nationalistic ideas in spreading the Ottoman Empire and creating a Pan Turkic nation by removing the Armenians, taking their belongings and la…nd. While the rest of the WORLD was busy with WWI, they achieved what they set out to do by first executing any of the men that were of any importance in the community. These included lawyers, judges, doctors - the educated and somewhat powerful. Once the powerful were gone, it was time for the males in the family to be eliminated. This was done once again either by quick execution OR immediate "draft" into the Turkish army whereby they were marched to death camps and executed by the thousands, not even bothering to march them for at least a day's distance. Word came back that these executions were taking place and some areas tried resistance. In the meantime, with most of the men (by men, I am referring to boys of the age of 13 and up) gone, executed in front of their families, or killed in march - the women, children and elderly were told they had less than an hour to pack their belongings to "meet" their husbands, fathers, brothers, etc. Of course if you are told you have to leave immediately as a woman with young children or you will be executed OR you can join your husband, etc - they basically took the latter choice, not knowing that their husbands were already dead and they would be marched in exactly the opposite direction, into the Syrian desert. After several weeks of walking with literally the clothes on their back and no food, they began dying of starvation and disease. The Euphrates River along their death march was littered with bodies floating down - children were left orphaned or died of starvation, too. The young turks released hundreds of hardened criminals from their jails in return for enlistment into their gendarme regime. These criminals were enlisted into accompanying the women, children and elderly into the desert and given free reign to do as they pleased with them as long as they would not be able to come back to their goods, their property or their homeland. Armenia was reduced to approximately 20% of her original size and over 1.5 million Armenians were killed. There is not a single Armenian family that was not affected by the genocide in one way or another. Armenia was an ancient country that dates back over 8,000 years. Armenia even has Karahounge, the Armenian Stonehenge that outdates the English Stonehenge by over 5,000 years. Her original borders were the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Because of Armenia's location in the middle of Asia and Europe it has always been in the middle of conflict, but it wasn't until the Ottoman Turks in 1915 that most Armenian lives were gone and her borders shrunk by over 80%. To this day, the Turkish people vehemently deny there was ever a genocide. Not a single reparation has ever been made to any Armenian who lost their valuables, their homes, their families. Not only are Turks not allowed to admit the genocide but if any of them ever even questions the denial, they would be arrested by the Turkish government and charged with being non-Nationalistic and for the past almost 100 years their denial has been responsible for genocide being repeated in several other cultures throughout the world. As a matter of fact, the denial by the Turks is so vehement and their hatred of Armenians is so vehement that when Hrant Dink (a famous Armenian journalist & Armenian newspaper publisher who lived in present day Turkey)was assassinated in broad daylight, the shooter was hailed as a hero!
"Because it is Armenian propoganda and did not really happen!" says the initial poster of this question. There real answer is because of people like this person. Over the last… century the Turkish government has done everything in its power to promote forgetting the genocide and to rational the great crime. There were no nuremberg trials which is why it was less known of and not as globally recognized as the Jewish Holocaust. Its was hidden under the cloak of war and is slowly getting the recognition it deserves (Twenty-one countries including Sweden, Argentina and Canada and forty-three states of the United States of America have recognized the Armenian Genocide, with and overwhelming majority of historians in support).
The perpetrators were the members of the Ba'athist regime. The leader of the regime was Saddam Hussein
Germans + Turks are responsible of the Armenian genocide.
Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot's guidance.
The Armenian people as well as all people in the world are much more aware to the fact that this can actually happen. History repeats its self and this is what many people rea…lize from this. The population of Armenia was being wiped out and brutally abused, starve, and so many other things which people did not realize or help until it was too late.
The Otoman Turks (by religion Muslim) wanted to wipe out Christians of neighboring Armenia
Yes! Russians when they announce that Armenian is one of the USSR republics all together there was 15.
The Armenian genocide lasted for 2 years from 1915 to 1917. Of the 2 million Armenians there were in the Ottoman Empire about 1.5 million died during the genocide.
The Armenian Genocide has had a profound effect on the Armenian psyche. Firstly, the Turkish government's failure to recognize the genocide and to strongly advocate against …it has horribly affected Turkish-Armenian Relations, leading to bare recognition the countries. This failure on the part of many countries to recognize the Armenian genocide means that, unlike the Jews, they cannot take a small bit of solace in knowing that the people who masterminded the violence have paid. Most of the leaders like Mehmed Talaat, Ismail Enver, and Ahmed Djemal were illegally assassinated by Armenians after the war without any hearing of their crimes. Secondly, the Armenian homeland was completely stripped of Armenians save for the small part in Russia/Soviet Union at the time. Entire villages were erased, others repopulated with people from central Anatolia, and most of the surviving villages were given new Turkish-language names. Many historic Armenian churches were destroyed completely. This full-scale overwriting of Armenian history on the land has had a profound effect on Armenians, giving rise to several irredentist movements in the past. In the present most Armenians agree that the land is now too Turk-ified and Kurdish to be Armenian land anymore, but some will search for any trace of where their family once came from. Finally, it buttressed the Armenian nationalist desires. Unfortunately no great power was willing to support Armenian nationalism after Atatürk was able to reverse the Treaty of Sèvres and remove the Kurdish and Armenian states. This prevented Armenians from having their own country until 1991. This nationalism also manifested in the Wars of Nagorno-Karabakh, in which Armenians attacked sovereign Azerbaijani territory because a large percentage of ethnic Armenians live in certain enclave. Currently, the Nagorno-Karabakh region remains under illegal Armenian Occupation.
The internation community condemned the genocide. The Allied victors demanded, after the war, that the Ottoman government prosecute the Young Turks occused of wartime crimes. …however, nothing was ever really done. Because it was not a genocide but a war. The Armenians had began to attack the Ottoman army and the Ottomans responsed. Besides the war, there were civil killings from both sides. Ottoman Empire hanged many Turks as a punishment. Nothing was done to Armenians who killed civil Turks. They were only banished from Turkish soil.
Answer 1 The Armenian Genocide was a mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians starting April 24th, 1915. I know that this actually happened because my great grandmother… was in it and survived it, and is alive to this day. People try to deny that it was ever a Genocide, and even deny that it ever happened, especially the Turks. I have proof from my entire family because they experienced it and survived it. Answer 2 1.5 million Armenians were Massacred in the Ottoman Empire by Turkish soldiers led by a group called the Young Turks. The Young Turk party was led by three brothers, Talaat Pasha, Djemal Pasha, and Enver Pasha. They want ed to create a Pan-Turkic Empire. The marched the Armenians through deserts on Death Marches, raped young women, shot them, burned them alive, starved them, and even bayonet ted pregnant mothers. Turkey denies it's occurrence to this day.
The Ottoman Empire slaughtered between 1 and 5 million Armenians during their rule. This not only wiped out entire families and generations of Armenians, but created inten…se hatred between the populations.
The Armenian Genocide happened in 1915. Armenians lived in their historical homeland for more than 5000 years, had kingdoms, cities, churches and schools. In the 13-14 cen…turies the Turkish nomad tribes came to the region, invaded the country of Armenians. Later they created the Ottoman Empire, a part of which was Western Armenia. Armenians were the intellectual Elite of the country, they were the richest shopowners, they were poets, politicians, doctors. Armenians were rich and what is more important they were CHRISTIAN, while Turks were Muslim. And there was the "Armenian Problem", where European countries exacted benefits from Turkey by trading on the problems of the Armenian community. This made the Armenians an effective scapegoat to "show" how the European Nations always made Turkey to do their bidding. Thus, the Best explanation is that Taliat Pasha (one of the organizers) gave : If there is no Armenian, there is no Armenian Problem". Armenians as rightful owners of the land were a great threat for Turkish Tyrants.
Answer 1: Turkish View There was no fight between Turks and Armenians. If there would be a fight, there wouldn't be Armenians any longer in the world today. Answer 2: Armeni…an View There was no fight between Turks and Armenians. The Turks tricked the Armenians and slaughtered them all. The Turks killed the Armenians in ways that weren't even human, and this was crimes against humanity. The Turks killed because they were jealous and scared of the Armenians
Many members of the Serbian-Supported Bosnian Serb leadership, namely Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic, and Bosnian Serbs like Vujadin Popovic, Milan Gvero, Drago Niko…lic, and others.