Controversy between Turkey and Armenia about the Events of 1915

Overview:

•   An Overview

•   The Events of 1915 and the Turkish-Armenian Controversy over History
(Arabic, German, Spanish, Russian, Nederlands)

•   The Armenian Allegation of Genocide: The issue and the facts

•   The Armenian "Genocide" Facts & Figures

•   Armenian Claims and Historical Facts (Questions and Answers)

•   The unofficial translation of the message of The Prime Minister of The Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the events of 1915, 23 April 2014


Basic Documents:

•   Text of the letter of H.E. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed to H.E. Robert Kocharian, the then President of Armenia, proposing to form a joint historical commission with Armenia (2005)

•   Declaration by the Turkish Grand National Assembly, supporting the Turkish proposal to form a joint historical commission with Armenia (2005)

•   The list of the Turkish diplomats/officials and their family members assassinated by Armenian terrorists

•   Official position of the British Government on Armenian allegations


Excerpts of Speeches/Presentations:

•   Presentation by Prof. Justin McCarthy at the Turkish Grand National Assembly on "The Reality of Armenian Issue" Conference on March 24, 2005

•   Abstract of a talk on the Armenian issue given by Dr. Andrew Mango on March 15, 2001 at a meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Democratic Principles (DIA) in Istanbul

•   Presentation by Prof. Justin McCarthy at the Seminar on Turkish-Armenian Relations organized by the Democratic Principles Association on March 15, 2001

•   Presentation by Ambassador Gündüz Aktan at the House Committee on International Relations on September 14, 2000

•   Statement by Farhan Haq, U.N. Spokesman, on October 5, 2000, and on April 9, 2007 about the Armenian allegations on the UN position regarding the events of 1915

•   Testimony of Prof. Mümtaz Soysal, February 26, 1985


Publications in Foreign Languages:

  1. Pat Walsh, “The Armenian Insurrection and the Great War: A Cautionary Tale of Betrayal” (2017)
  2. Yves Bénard, “Divergences turco-arméniennes!” (2017)
  3. Bayram Akça, “Der Schauprozess: Der Fall Nusret Beys vor dem Hintergrund der Umsiedlung der Armenier 1915” (2017)
  4. Nicholas Warndorf, “Unconventional Warfare in the Ottoman Empire: The Armenian Revolt and the Turkish Counterinsurgency” (2017)
  5. Yücel Güçlü, “Turkish-Armenian Relations: The Past, Present, and Future" (2017)
  6. Adem Günaydın, “Die Rückkehr: Die Wiederansiedlung der Armenier im Osmanischen Reich” (2018)
  7. Brendon J. Cannon, “Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide” (2016)
  8. Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  9. M. Hakan Yavuz, ‘A Topography of Positions in the Turkish-Armenian Debate’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  10. Sevtap Demirci, ‘The Armenian Question or the Eastern Question?’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  11. Ahmet Seyhun, ‘A Last Attempt to Solve the Armenian Question: The Reform of 1914’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  12. Onur Önol, ‘The Eighth World Congress of the Dashnaktsutyun and Its Aftermath’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  13. Justin McCarthy, ‘Cilicia: A Missed Opportunity in World War I’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  14. Kemal Çiçek, ‘Forced Migration of Ottoman Armenians during World War I: How security Concerns Affected Decision Making’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  15. John Reed, ‘Modern Counterinsurgency Doctrine and the Ottoman-Armenian Population Reconcentrations of 1915-1916’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  16. Şükrü Elekdağ, ‘An Assessment of Armenian Claims from the Perspective of International Law’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  17. Christopher Gunn, ‘Getting Away with Murder: Soghomon Tehlirian, ASALA, and the Justice Commandos, 1921-1984’ in Hakan Yavuz & Feroz Ahmad (editors), “War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State” (2016)
  18. Nevzat Uyanık, “Dismantling the Ottoman Empire: Britain, America and the Armenian Question” (2016)
  19. Yücel Güçlü, “The Centenary of the First World War and the Ottoman Armenian Demographics “ in “International Journal of Turkish Studies” (2016)
  20. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire” by Bedross Der Matossian in “Middle East Policy” (2015)
  21. Yücel Güçlü, “Historical Archives and the Historians’ Commission to Investigate the Armenian Events of 1915” (2015)
  22. Mustafa Serdar Palabıyık, “Understanding the Turkish-Armenian Controversy Over 1915” (2015)
  23. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “24 Nisan 1915 İstanbul, Çankırı, Ayaş, Ankara” by Nesim Ovadya İzrail in “Belleten” (2015)
  24. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “Teşkilat-I Mahsusa (Umur-ı Şarkıyye Dairesi) Tarihi Cilt 1: 1914-1916” by Ahmet Tetik in “Belleten” (2015)
  25. Guenter Lewy, “Outlawing Genocide Denial: Dilemmas of Official Historical Truth” (2014)
  26. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “ Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency” by Edward Erickson in “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” (2014)
  27. Edward Erickson, “Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency” (2013)
  28. Guenter Lewy, “Essays on Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention” (2012)
  29. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “1915: Ermeni Soykırımı” by Hasan Cemal in “Belleten” (2013)
  30. Yücel Güçlü, “The Holocaust and the Armenian Case in Comparative Perspective” (2012)
  31. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “Crime of Numbers: The role of Statistics in the Armenian Question (1878-1918)” by Fuat Dündar in “Middle East Policy” (2012)
  32. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires” by Michael Reynolds in “Middle East Quarterly” (2012)
  33. Bernard Lewis, “Judgment in Paris” in “Notes on a Century-Reflections of a Middle East Historian” (2012)
  34. Michael Gunter, “Armenian History and the Question of Genocide” (2011)
  35. Edward Erickson, “The Armenian Relocations and Ottoman National Security: Military Necessity or Excuse for Genocide?” in Middle East Critique (2011)
  36. Hakan Yavuz, “Contours of Scholarship on Armenian –Turkish Relations” in “Middle East Critique” (2011)
  37. Yücel Güçlü, “Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923” (2010)
  38. Erman Şahin, book critique of “The Armenian Question Resolved: Policies Toward the Armenians in the War Years according to Ottoman Documents” by Taner Akçam in “Middle East Policy” (2010)
  39. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1918” by Grigoris Balakian in “Mediterranean Quarterly” (2009)
  40. Yücel Güçlü, “Will Untapped Ottoman Archives Reshape the Armenian Debate?” in “Middle East Quarterly” (2009)
  41. Hikmet Özdemir, “The Ottoman Army 1914-1918: Disease and Death on the Battlefield” (2008)
  42. Erman Şahin, book critique of “A Shameful Act: the Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility” by Taner Akçam in “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” (2008)
  43. Yücel Güçlü, “Current Political Implications of the Armenian Question” in “Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies” (2008)
  44. Yusuf Sarınay, “What Happened in April 24, 1915?: The Circular of April 24, 1915, and the Arrest of Armenian Committee Members in Istanbul” in “International Journal of Turkish Studies” (2008)
  45. Yücel Güçlü, review article of “A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility” by Taner Akçam in “Belleten” (2007)
  46. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “The Armenian Rebellion at Van” by Justin McCarthy in “Mediterranean Quarterly” (2007)
  47. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians” by Donald Bloxham in “Middle East Quarterly” (2006)
  48. Justin McCarthy, “The Armenian Rebellion at Van” (2006)
  49. Yücel Güçlü, book review of “The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide” by Guenter Lewy in “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” (2006)
  50. Guenter Lewy, “The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide” (2005)
  51. Guenter Lewy, “The First Genocide of the 20th Century?” in “Commentary” (2005)
  52. Gündüz Aktan, “The Armenian Problem and International Law” (2001)