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 The following two articles from The Liverpool Courier provide good insight into the trouble-making ways of the Armenian terrorists. Note how the Ottomans kept order, arrested Muslims, and as the second article put it, "The whole conduct of the Turkish authorities has, indeed, been worthy of praise."

The threatening letters sent to the European ambassadors are mentioned near the bottom of the second article, along with the beginning, where the suspects admitted that "they intended to commit outrages at the Russian and German embassies." The Dashnak strategy for terroristic intimidation continues to this day.

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The Liverpool Courier, August 21, 1897







VIENNA, FRIDAY.— A Constantinople telegram to the New Frei Presse states that Kafedji Oskia and seven other Armenians have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the bomb outrage at the Porte. The outrage is believed to be the result of an extensive Armenian conspiracy. The attempt was directed against the Ministry, who hold their meetings at the Porte every Wednesday and Sunday.

CONSTANTINOPLE, FRIDAY.— The dynamiter who threw the bomb in the Sublime Porte wore the uniform of a Turkish policeman. The bomb thrown at the Central Station, Pera, was wrapped up in Russian newspapers. All the men engaged in these outrages were Russian Armenians.


CONSTANTINOPLE, THURSDAY.— The explosion of a bomb hit the Porte yesterday produced great consternation for the time. After the Perso-Armenian raid into the Turkish Sandjak of Hekkiari, and the appearance of placards at different State departments threatening violence if the present system of Government were continued, there was a general feeling of apprehension that something was likely to happen, though the police evidently had no inkling of the imminence of the danger. Immediately after the news of the outrage had gone abroad, gangs of Mussulmans of the class who on former occasions of ferment have presented themselves armed with formidable bludgeons appeared in the streets ready for mischief, but the police ordered them home, and even arrested some who had cudgels in their hands. There is a sense of apprehension in the air that before long fresh outrages similar to those of yesterday, which are attributed to the Armenian Huntechakist Committee, will be perpetrated. Two anniversaries are approaching — that of the attack on the Ottoman Bank, which took place on August 25th of last year, and the birthday of the Sultan, on the 31st inst.

Her Majesty's ship Melita has left her anchorage off Bey?cos, and has taken up her moorings in the harbour. The Italian guardship Arebitoede? has also come into the harbour from Buyukdere.



CONSTANTINOPLE, FRIDAY.— An explosion, believed to have been produced by means of a bomb, occurred yesterday on the hill behind Buyukdere, but no one was injured. Several Armenians were subsequently arrested and some documents were seized, but there was no disturbance of public order. It is suggested that the explosion was of an experimental character.

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The Liverpool Courier, August 23, 1897







CONSTANTINOPLE, SATURDAY.— The police yesterday evening made a raid on a house at Pera, and arrested two Armenians.

Two bombs were discovered on the premises.

The arrested men admitted that they belonged to the Trochak * group, and that they intended to commit outrages at the Russian and German embassies.

The Ambassadors have received a circular letter from the Armenian Dashnakstiun Committees, almost identical with the one received by them last year, declaring that the Armenians are becoming tired of waiting, and that they have resolved to take action.

Artin Pasha

CONSTANTINOPLE, SATURDAY.— Immediately after the bomb explosion on Wednesday the Armenian Patriarch went to the Palace to beg that nothing should be done to the prejudice of innocent Armenians, and was informed that the Sultan had given the most stringent command that no Armenian should be touched, at the same time declaring that he would hold all provincial governors responsible for any criminal demonstrations on the part of the Mussulmans. The whole conduct of the Turkish authorities has, indeed, been worthy of praise. Artin Pasha, Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, who is an Armenian, was yesterday and today summoned to the Palace, where he remained for several hours, the subject of the outrages being fully discussed. It seems that the three Armenians arrested, one being a Russo-Armenian, for complicity in the explosions belong to the Trocahale? section of the revolutionary party, and are attached to a new revolutionary committee formed at Varna. The Porte has requested the Bulgarian Government to break up this committee, and expel its members. This same committee, it seems, lately sent a letter to the Patriarch, accusing him of being a tool of the Government, and threatening to blow up his residence at Pera, as well as the Patriarchate.

*(Holdwater: "Trochak" was a word to describe the Dashnaks. They had also put out a newspaper called "The Trochak," mention of which may be found here; see "Point 5.")



The Armenian arrested at the Porte as the person who exploded the bomb proves to have been innocent, and has been released. He is a money-changer named Serkya and happened to be at the Porte at the moment of the explosion. While running away in fear he was arrested. The man's story is that he went to see a certain Izzet Effendi, an employee in the Grand Vizier's office. Izzet, when confronted with the prisoner, said he did not know him, but there appears to have been some misunderstanding on the point. Some information given by an Armenian has provoked the suspicion that Turks may be compromised in the affair. The arrests of Turks have recommenced, and it has been much remarked that this has been especially the case since the return of Murad Bey, one of the leaders of the Young Turkish party, who has been occupied in giving interviews to Turkish newspapers, in which he set forth that he went abroad solely for the purpose of satisfying his ardent devotion to the interests of the Sultan and of Islam, and paralysing the attacks of the European Press against the Ottoman Government and nation.

CONSTANTINOPLE, SUNDAY.— An eunyclical issued by the Armenian Patriarch, condemning the recent outrages, and enjoining orderly behaviour, was read to-day in all the churches of the capital.


CONSTANTINOPLE, SATURDAY.— The police have arrested, near Scutari, fifteen men and two women, all Armenians, and said to be dangerous conspirators. They offered desperate resistance.



CONSTANTINOPLE, SUNDAY.— It is again asserted that the police have discovered bomb factories in several districts of Pera, the finds being most numerous in Bu?kder and Prinkipo?.

Threatening letters couched in strong terms, have also been received by the Ambassadors from the Armenian Revolutionary Committee, warning them that a great coup in the way of outrage will be brought off on August 21st, the anniversary of the Sultan's accession. The Ambassadors are further warned to take effective steps for the protection of their compatriots.

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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.