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Request for permission to work for the Armenian officials in the Ottoman Bank in Adana

Ciphered telegram from the Ministry of the Interior to the province Aleppo, regarding that Edvar Simkiyan, Manok Sarrafyan and Agop Gagayan, employees of the Adana Ottoman Bank, and Serkis Kisiyan, of the Tarsus branch, may be employed in the Aleppo branch.

14 Z. 1333 (23 October 1915)

[In Turkish]

Thanks to Mavi Boncuk



Hopefully, the readership may not need be reminded that the above constituted an internal government document, never meant to be publicized, and therefore cannot be construed as propaganda.

The fact that the above regarded the Aleppo branch brings to mind the forged Naim-Andonian documents, as the supposed Naim Bey was employed in Aleppo. The idea that Andonian tried to put forth is that these "genocide-proving" documents went through Aleppo; the fact that Armenians were being employed in the highly important institution of the Ottoman Bank, within the Aleppo region, is ironic beyond words.

Vahakn Dadrian

Vahakn Dadrian in Yerevan

  While we have the opportunity, we should not neglect to remind you that it was "the foremost authority of the Armenian Genocide," Vahakn Dadrian, who attempted to validate the Andonian forgeries. One of Dadrian's foremost followers, Yves ("Freaky Frenchy") Ternon, regarded Dadrian's attempt at validation "brilliant." Among these documents was a March 9, 1915 one where Talat Pasha (actually, Dadrian tells us the author was Behaeddin Shakir, because Dadrian tells us the letters BEHA were on the document. He does not explain that the Turkish version of Behaeddin's name is "Bahattin," and the letters BEHA would have been meaningless) was made to write: “All rights of the Armenians to live and work on Turkish soil have been completely cancelled, and with regard to this the Government takes all responsibility on itself, and has commanded that even babes in the cradle are not to be spared.”

Isn't that wild? So Dadrian is telling us the Ministry of the Interior outlawed any Armenian from working in the Ottoman Empire in March 1915, and in October 1915, the same Ministry of the Interior is telling us it would be okay for Armenians already working in other branches of the Ottoman Bank that it would be okay for them to be transferred to the branch in Aleppo.

But if we put the Andonian forgeries aside, just think about the significance of Armenians being allowed to work in such an important institution, after the "genocide" had been underway. Armenian propaganda tells us "genocide" was perpetrated because Armenians were regarded as "the Other," and that racial animosity formed the reason why Armenians were being targeted (just as the Nazis had treated the Jews. Imagine that a Jew would be allowed to work in the primary bank of Germany in 1941). If such hatred existed, there would have been absolutely no way Simkiyan, Sarrafyan, Gagayan and Kisiyan could have remained bank employees as late as October, 1915.




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...Is to expose the mythological “Armenian genocide,” from the years 1915-16. A wartime tragedy involving the losses of so many has been turned into a politicized story of “exclusive victimhood,” and because of the prevailing prejudice against Turks, along with Turkish indifference, those in the world, particularly in the West, have been quick to accept these terribly defamatory claims involving the worst crime against humanity. Few stop to investigate below the surface that those regarded as the innocent victims, the Armenians, while seeking to establish an independent state, have been the ones to commit systematic ethnic cleansing against those who did not fit into their racial/religious ideal: Muslims, Jews, and even fellow Armenians who had converted to Islam. Criminals as Dro, Antranik, Keri, Armen Garo and Soghoman Tehlirian (the assassin of Talat Pasha, one of the three Young Turk leaders, along with Enver and Jemal) contributed toward the deaths (via massacres, atrocities, and forced deportation) of countless innocents, numbering over half a million. What determines genocide is not the number of casualties or the cruelty of the persecutions, but the intent to destroy a group, the members of which  are guilty of nothing beyond being members of that group. The Armenians suffered their fate of resettlement not for their ethnicity, having co-existed and prospered in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but because they rebelled against their dying Ottoman nation during WWI (World War I); a rebellion that even their leaders of the period, such as Boghos Nubar and Hovhannes Katchaznouni, have admitted. Yet the hypocritical world rarely bothers to look beneath the surface, not only because of anti-Turkish prejudice, but because of Armenian wealth and intimidation tactics. As a result, these libelous lies, sometimes belonging in the category of “genocide studies,” have become part of the school curricula of many regions. Armenian scholars such as Vahakn Dadrian, Peter Balakian, Richard Hovannisian, Dennis Papazian and Levon Marashlian have been known to dishonestly present only one side of their story, as long as their genocide becomes affirmed. They have enlisted the help of "genocide scholars," such as Roger Smith, Robert Melson, Samantha Power, and Israel Charny… and particularly  those of Turkish extraction, such as Taner Akcam and Fatma Muge Gocek, who justify their alliance with those who actively work to harm the interests of their native country, with the claim that such efforts will help make Turkey more" democratic." On the other side of this coin are genuine scholars who consider all the relevant data, as true scholars have a duty to do, such as Justin McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, Heath Lowry, Erich Feigl and Guenter Lewy. The unscrupulous genocide industry, not having the facts on its side, makes a practice of attacking the messenger instead of the message, vilifying these professors as “deniers” and "agents of the Turkish government." The truth means so little to the pro-genocide believers, some even resort to the forgeries of the Naim-Andonian telegrams or sources  based on false evidence, as Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Naturally, there is no end to the hearsay "evidence" of the prejudiced pro-Christian people from the period, including missionaries and Near East Relief representatives, Arnold Toynbee, Lord Bryce, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and so many others. When the rare Westerner opted to look at the issues objectively, such as Admirals Mark Bristol and Colby Chester, they were quick to be branded as “Turcophiles” by the propagandists. The sad thing is, even those who don’t consider themselves as bigots are quick to accept the deceptive claims of Armenian propaganda, because deep down people feel the Turks are natural killers and during times when Turks were victims, they do not rate as equal and deserving human beings. This is the main reason why the myth of this genocide has become the common wisdom.