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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:31 AM

TURKISH HISTORIAN TO PUBLISH BOOK ABOUT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

November 28, 2013 | 13:39

Well-known Turkish historian Taner Akcam, who is the author of numerous
works on the Armenian Genocide, informed that he will write a book
especially for Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In his work, Akcam will present the words spoken by Mustafa Kemal
Ataturk-founder of the Republic of Turkey-about the deportations and
massacres of the Armenians.

In his article published in Taraf daily of Turkey, Akcam reflected on
the term "Kurdistan," which Erdogan had used recently in Diyarbakir
city. Subsequently, the Turkish PM had stated that he was just
repeating Ataturk's policy and words used back in the 1920s.

"Ataturk, however, made statements in the 1920s also about the
deportations and massacres of the Armenians in 1915. But he did not
deny the fact of the tragedy that occurred, which serving PM Erdogan
is doing.

"And [therefore] I decided to write a book for Erdogan, where I will
gather Ataturk's words about 1915," Taner Akcam wrote, in particular.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

AL-MONITOR: WILL ERDOGAN VISIT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN 2015?

http://www.armradio....morial-in-2015/
13:23 02.12.2013

Armenian Genocide, Turkey

The approach of the Turkish government to the [Armenian Genocide] issue
has somewhat changed. Otherwise, the police would not have protected
activists on April 24 from protesting extremist, nationalist groups,
Al-Monitor writes.

"But the freedom the government allows to civil society and
intellectuals to debate and observe the genocide doesn't mean a
change to Turkey's official position on 1915. Reports leaked to the
media about the preparations for 2015 by the government indicate that
former official policies are going to prevail," the article reads.

"It is very likely for the prime minister to go to Armenia, lay a
wreath at the Armenian Genocide memorial and apologize to Armenians."

This earth-shattering prediction is not based on information or
reports. It's the accusation of a Turkish nationalist against Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has done so many things to upset
us, this nationalist is saying, don't be surprised if he apologizes
to the Armenians.

"Some aspects of Turkey's preparations for 2015 can be detected from
remarks of the government spokesman Bulent Arinc: "2015 is the 100th
year of both the Dardanelles and the claims of Armenian genocide. We
are working seriously. There is work on symposiums, conferences,
panels, publications and documentaries. But we are also engaged
in very special public diplomacy activities that could affect the
entire world."

"We also know that leading members of the government and opposition
have met in the parliament to discuss Turkey's 2015 strategy. Sadly,
all these strategies don't appear to be anything else but mere
repetition of Turkey's routine approaches," Al-Monitor continues.

The Turkish Historical Society is also preparing for 2015. Mehmet
Metin Hulagu, president of the society, said it is working on a
complete works of Turkey-Armenian relations in preparation for 2015.

Putting all these preparations and views of government officials
together, the author predicts that" Turkey's defensive attitude based
on denials is not going to change in 2015. Though the Foreign Ministry
is striving to improve Turkey's image related to the Armenian issue
with gestures such as opening the border, it also seems determined
to combat the Armenians' campaign for 2015."

"In short, if Erdogan doesn't turn the world upside down with a
last-minute surprise, we are likely to see in 2015 a more refined and
sophisticated version of Turkey's denial policy of the past century,"
the article concludes.
 



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:27 AM

TANER AKCAM RELEASES NEW BOOK ON PLUNDER OF ARMENIAN PROPERTIES

11:39, 27 Aug 2015
Siranush Ghazanchyan

Turkish historian Taner Akcam has released a new book (with Umit Kurt)
on the plunder of Armenian properties.

The book titled "The Spirit of the Laws: The Plunder of Wealth in the
Armenian Genocide" examines the confiscation of Armenian properties
during the genocide and subsequent attempts to retain seized Armenian
wealth.

Through the close analysis of laws and treaties, it reveals that
decrees issued during the genocide constitute central pillars of the
Turkish system of property rights, retaining their legal validity,
and although Turkey has acceded through international agreements to
return Armenian properties, it continues to refuse to do so.

The book demonstrates that genocides do not depend on the abolition of
the legal system and elimination of rights, but that, on the contrary,
the perpetrators of genocide manipulate the legal system to facilitate
their plans.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:10 AM

TANER AKCAM'S BOOK "THE ARMENIAN ISSUE IS RESOLVED" REPUBLISHED IN TURKEY

15:14, 23 Mar 2016
Siranush Ghazanchyan

Turkish genocide scholar Taner Akcam's book titled "The Armenian Issue
is Resolved" has been republished for the seventh time by Iletisim
Publishing, Akunq.net reports.

According to the source, immediately after the Balkan War, the
Committee of Union and Progress cleansed the Anatolian lands of all
non-Muslim elements and Turkified them. The 1915 massacre of Armenians
was the last stage of the Turkish policy.

In the work based on Ottoman documents Taner Akcam focuses on what
the primary sources are telling about the events. The author presents
the atrocities carried out under the constant control of Talaat Pasha
and the reasons behind the so-called 'deportation.'

The book quotes Tallat Pasha as saying in one of the telegrams that
"The Armenian issue is resolved. There's no need to stain the nation
and the government with extra atrocities."

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:23 PM

Clark University News Hub
May 4 2016


Clark history professor receives ‘Friend of the Armenians’ award

May 4, 2016
| By Clark News & Media Relations

Clark University History Professor Taner Akçam received the “Friend of
the Armenians” award from the Diocese of the Armenian Church of
America (Eastern) at a banquet of the Diocesan Assembly on April 29 in
Cleveland. Hundreds of Armenian Church leaders from around the country
attended.

“It is deeply rewarding to be recognized as a friend of the
Armenians,” Akçam said. “While power, not truth, reigns supreme in
politics, it is truth that wins in the fields of education and
scholarship. We need to train dozens of young academics who can
express the truth not as an emotional plea but as a scholarly fact.”

In his speech, Akçam (pictured, right) recognized two scholars,
Khatchig Mouradian and Ümit Kurt, who recently earned their doctoral
degrees in Armenian genocide studies from Clark’s Strassler Center for
Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

“The truth is that the more academics we have working in this field
the less oxygen denialism receives. Education is where the real
investment needs to be made,” he said.

Every year, the New York-based Diocese of the Armenian Church of
America bestows its “Friend of the Armenians” award on an individual
in the public arena who has been a heroic advocate for the
Armenian-American community. Past recipients have included U.S.
Ambassadors Harry Gilmore and John Evans; U.S. Sens. Edward Kennedy
and Robert Dole; and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

The Diocese selected Akçam for the award because of his “history of
courageous humanitarianism” and his “lifelong effort to reveal and
defend historical truth of the Armenian genocide through his
scholarship.”

“All of these things have done much to promote admiration, goodwill
and affection for [him] throughout the Armenian-American community,”
wrote Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, primate of the Diocese of the
Armenian Church of America.

In recent years, Akçam has been honored with the Hrant Dink Spirit of
Freedom and Justice Medal by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians,
the Heroes of Justice and Truth Award from the Diocese and Prelacy of
the Armenian Apostolic Churches of America and the Hrant Dink Freedom
Award from the Armenian Bar Association. In 2006, he was recognized by
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his outstanding work in human
rights and for fighting genocide denial.

Akçam is the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian
Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies. He received his doctorate in
1995 from the University of Hanover, with a dissertation on "The
Turkish National Movement and the Armenian Genocide against the
Background of the Military Tribunals in Istanbul Between 1919 and
1922."

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

History News Network

Jan 18 2018
 
 
Historian Taner Akçam’s new book includes "smoking gun" of Armenian Genocide Historians in the News 
tags: Taner Akcam,
 
 
 
 
 
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Turkey has always denied the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman government beginning in 1915. While decades of scholarly research has decisively established the systematic annihilation of Armenians, the scarcity of direct evidence has allowed the Turkish government to persist in its denial.

In his groundbreaking new book, “Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide,” due out in March, Clark University historian Taner Akçam destroys the Turkish government’s denial strategy. Akçam includes a recently discovered document, a “smoking gun,” which points to the Ottoman government’s central role in planning the elimination of its Armenian population. Furthermore, he successfully demonstrates that the killing orders signed by Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha, which the Turkish government has long discredited, are authentic.

Akçam, described as “the Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide” in a New York Times article in April 2017, made these landmark discoveries in a private archive. He argues that the documents he uncovered remove a cornerstone from the denialist edifice and definitively prove the historicity of the Armenian Genocide.

“Successive Turkish governments have gone to great lengths to ensure that evidence of the intent to extinguish the Armenian people could not be located,” Akçam says. “These findings are ‘an earthquake in the field of genocide studies.’ They will make it impossible for the Turkish government to continue to deny the Armenian Genocide.”

Dirk Moses of the University of Sydney in Australia, says the book is “essential reading for all those interested in genocide and human rights studies.”

Akçam holds the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. An internationally recognized human rights activist, Akçam was one of the first Turkish intellectuals to acknowledge and openly discuss the Armenian Genocide.

Akcam has lectured widely and published numerous articles and books, translated into many languages. His 2012 book, “The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire,” was co-winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award and one of ForeignAffairs.com’s “Best Books on the Middle East.”  

Akçam’s many honors include the Hrant Dink Spirit of Freedom and Justice Medal from the Organization of Istanbul Armenians and the Hrant Dink Freedom Award from the Armenian Bar Association (both in 2015), and the "Heroes of Justice and Truth" awarded at the Armenian Genocide Centennial commemoration in May 2015. The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) recognized him as a Friend of the Armenians in 2016.

In May, he will receive the 2018 Outstanding Upstander Award from the World Without Genocide organization.

http://historynewsne.../article/168025

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

 Armenian Weekly
Feb 7 2018
 
 
Akçam’s New Book ‘Killing Orders’ Destroys Turkish Government’s Armenian Genocide Denial Strategy
 
By Contributor on February 7, 2018 in Books & Art
 
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The cover of Killing Orders (Cover: Palgrave)
 
WORCESTER, Mass.—Turkey has always denied the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman Government beginning in 1915. While decades of scholarly research has decisively established the systematic annihilation of Armenians, the scarcity of direct evidence has allowed the Turkish government to persist in its denial.
 
In his groundbreaking new book, Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide, which was published on Jan. 23, Clark University historian Taner Akçam destroys the Turkish government’s denial strategy. Akçam includes a recently discovered document, a “smoking gun,” which points to the Ottoman government’s central role in planning the elimination of its Armenian population. Furthermore, he successfully demonstrates that the killing orders signed by Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha, which the Turkish Government has long discredited, are authentic.
 
Akçam, described as “the Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide” in an April 2017 New York Times article, made these landmark discoveries in a private archive. He argues that the documents he has uncovered remove a cornerstone from the denialist edifice, and definitively prove the historicity of the Armenian Genocide.
 
“Successive Turkish governments have gone to great lengths to ensure that evidence of the intent to extinguish the Armenian people could not be located,” said Akçam. “These findings are ‘an earthquake in the field of genocide studies.’ They will make it impossible for the Turkish Government to continue to deny the Armenian Genocide.”
 
Dirk Moses of the University of Sydney, Australia, says the book is “essential reading for all those interested in Genocide and Human Rights Studies.”
 
Taner Akçam (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)
 
Akçam holds the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. An internationally recognized human rights activist, Akçam was one of the first Turkish intellectuals to acknowledge and openly discuss the Armenian Genocide. Akcam has lectured widely and published numerous articles and books, translated into many languages.
 
His book, The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (2012), was co-winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award and one of ForeignAffairs.com’s “Best Books on the Middle East.”
 
Akçam’s many honors include the Hrant Dink Spirit of Freedom and Justice Medal from the Organization of Istanbul Armenians and the Hrant Dink Freedom Award from the Armenian Bar Association (both in 2015); the ‘Heroes of Justice and Truth’ awarded at the Armenian Genocide Centennial commemoration in May 2015. The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) recognized him as a Friend of the Armenians in 2016. In May, he will receive the 2018 Outstanding Upstander Award from organization World Without Genocide.
 
Killing Orders is available for purchase on Amazon.
 





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