What about Armenians?!
I promised 2 friends to publish this essay...
Until the first decades of the twentieth century, Armenians were doomed to extinction, especially after they had become a minority even in their own home country where they were supposed to be the majority. "The only way to solve the Armenian problem is to smash the Armenians themselves," is a famous statement announced by Sultan Al- Ahmar (red). Applying the preceding declaration began in 1915 when the Turk leaders decided to annihilate the Armenians. That was actually the first annihilation in the twentieth century in which 1'500'000 person was brutally slaughtered. Invading Armenia, their country, the following dispersion, and diffusion all lead to their being found in all around the world.
If murdering a single person is inhumane, then assassinating a whole nation is considerably more. However, those Turk culprits invented many false excuses to commit their unauthorized genocide. The first pretext was that, "Armenia always calls for the support of powerful countries as well as nagging because of worthless motivations," Sultan Al-Ahmar pointed. As Armenia had been occupied by the Ottoman Empire, asking for liberty, which is everybody's right, must not be considered nagging. On the other hand, although the other countries which had been occupied by the same empire did ask for liberty, no such crimes were committed elsewhere. The second pretext was that, "Armenians wish the victory of our enemies with whom they conspire against us. Thus, we "WERE FORCED" to put legal actions into effect in a harsh military manner," the Ottoman government declared. Facts do invalidate the previously mentioned excuse. Since Armenians lived in Anadole, which was too far away from the Ottoman Empire borders, cooperating with the empire's enemies was impossible. Incontrovertibly, there were other false, factless excuses but writing them all changes words into lines and lines into paragraphs.
What happened in that genocide cannot be summarized in one paragraph. Still, few tiny examples help to bring the pitiful view back. Some people in Istanbul were reported the following incident: A woman threw her newborn baby in a deep well to avoid seeing him murdered heartlessly by some Turk evildoers. Another incident was written in the Horizon Newspaper in the 5th of September, 1915, "the Turkish plan to annihilate the Armenians is still going on. From Istanbul, the Turks kicked out many Armenian men out of which 10'000 were assassinated in Izmid Mountains." This paragraph gives you, dear reader, only two examples. However, there are still other innumerable events that altogether changed Armenia into a bloodbath. According to the Turks, in spite of all their merciless deeds, naming what happened annihilation is not reasonable. It is no more than warlike actions rather than a human genocide, they believe.
The genocide took place 91 years ago. That is why many of you, dear readers, think that we, as Armenians, had better stop asking for compensations because what happened in 1915 injured only those who lived in that period. In fact, the contemporary generation still badly undergoes homesickness and dispersion to the extent that whatever you go, Armenians are scattered. Another misconception of yours is that Armenians scorn Turkey as a whole. Well, this is a misapprehension because we only disdain those who murdered our ancestors. Towards the present Turkish generation, the only feeling we have is admonition as there has been no official confession of the crime yet. The admission for which we hanger leads to giving our land back, first, and too much money in reparation, second. Still, no matter how the land they return were immeasurable or the billions they pay were incalculable, this issue is abstract rather than material. The sheer imagination of the vindictive manners by which those innocent Armenians were undeservedly slaughtered makes any non-Armenian person feel sympathy and compassion whoever the butchers were.
As a conclusion,
denouncing the previous annihilations leads to avoid future ones. That is why this essay was written and that is why the whole world should be aware of what happened and as a result, disapprove it. We dedicate this piece of writing to each and every forcibly displaced, unfairly expatriated, and nostalgic immigrant who suffers pain and endures the difficulties of life with hopes to survive, transfer their language and tradition to the following generations, and live to tell the tale.
By: Tsoleir Antonian, Madonna Kaloustian.
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