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  N. Y. Times, 1895: Turks Need Protection from Armenians  
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 It's a great rarity for the Turk-unfriendly New York Times to have published a story not only sympathetic to the Turks, but critical of the Armenians. The following article tells us there were 200,000 Ottoman-Armenians nationwide, poised to strike for the Dashnaks and Hunchaks; even if exaggerated, the number is greatly indicative of the seriousness of the situation during the mid-1890s. Regardless, let's not forget this article was reported as a fact in no less a newspaper than The New York Times. The rest of the article is certainly very credible, informing us of a large number of Armenian rebels disturbing the peace and committing crimes in a most major way. Any nation would deal with such a threat to its sovereignty in the most severe way, but when the Ottomans exercised their right, the world would call it a "massacre" or a "genocide."



Mussulmans Implore the Porte for Protection from Armenians


A Secret Committee Relies Upon Two Hundred Thousand Insurgents in Asia Minor in the Spring.

"Turkey's Ruling Terror"

CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 14. — Official dispatches received here to-day show no diminution in the reign of anarchy in certain parts of the empire. A telegram from the authorities at Arabkir, Pashalic of Sivas, Asiatic Turkey, states that 1,500 Armenians rose agaisnt the Turks and committed many excesses Oct. 26 and 27.

The Armenians set fire to a mosque, the school, and the bazaar, using bombs containing some inflammable material to make their work more certain. The flames spread with startling rapidity, and several stores and homes occupied by Mussulmans and Christians were destroyed. The insurgents also attacked the Mussulman quarter of Ouloupinar and killed many of the residents.

The Mussulman population of Arabkir has telegraphed to the Porte imploring protection. The authorities there succeeded, however, in restoring order. Forty bombs were discovered, with which the Armenians designed to destroy the barracks and Government offices.

Five thousand Armenian revolters have assembled at Tchoukmerzen, Adana, and are preparing for aggressive action. The official dispatches charge the Armenians with various acts of murder and pillage at Erzinghian, Sivas, and Mandjilik.

The New York Times, November 15, 1895.
(Thanks to Pinar)


 There was more to the article above.
(Thanks to O. Inal)

LONDON, Nov. 14
The Daily News will to-morrow publish a Constantinople dispatch saying that the Embassies have received telegrams stating that massacres have occurred at many small places. The country between Karahissar and the Euphrates River has been desolated by the Kurds. A letter states that the Turkish villagers near Karahissar vainly tried to protect the Armenians from the Kurds.

A diplomat informed the correspondent of the Daily News that the Consuls at the various places where troubles had occurred had disproved the allegations that the Armenians had begun the disorders. The Consulate at Erzeroum now declares that a mistake was made in attributing the troubles there to the troops.

A Vienna dispatch to the Daily News says that a secret Armenian committee at Bitlis is sending delegates to the Christian communities in Asia Minor to persuade them to join in a general rising in the Spring. The committee relies upon having 200,000 insurgents ready to resist the Government at that time.

ROME, Nov. 14
Advices have reached here from Bayroot showing that the situation in Syria and Lebanon is causing much anxiety, and conflicts are feared at any moment. The inhabitants of Damascus are in a state of panic. The Mussulman populace is equally incensed against the Government and the Christians. The local officials are powerless owing to the contradictory orders they have received.


...sustained any damage during the recent riots in certain provinces of the empire should be nourished and sheltered at the expense of the State. The Valis of the provinces have been informed about the above.

"The authorities of Mamouret-ul-Axis telegraph taht a conflict took place at Kesrik between Mussulmans and Armenians, in consequence of the latter's firing a few shots from revolvers. Two Mussulmans and two Armenians were slightly wounded. Hagdjioglan Kir[eof], instigator of the conflict, was arrested, and order was restored. At Malatin also order prevails.

"The Armenian rioters of Arabguir set fire to a mosque, to a modresse, and to the bazaar. The fire assumed large proportions and many houses of Mussulman and Christians were burned. The Mussulman part of the city was also attacked, and many Mussulmans were killed. The authorities are searching for the agitators and incendiaries."




Italy Increasing the Force of Squadron Acting with Britain.

ATHENS, Nov. 14.
It is reported here that Greece has requested the powers to allow her to join in any naval manifestation that may be made against Turkey. The request is made on the ground that the large number of Greeks residing in Turkey should be protected by their own Government.

If the powers assent to the request, the Greek Minister of the Marine will order the steel barbette ship Spezia (4,880 tons), one of the three largest ships in the Greek Navy, to join the allied squadron.

ROME, Nov. 14.
The Government has decided to increase the Italian fleet that has been ordered to proceed to the Levant to act in conjunction with the British squadron in any contingency that may arise.

As stated exclusively y the United Press yesterday, the turret ram barbette ships Re Umberto and Andrea Doria were ordered to proceed to the Levant with all possible dispatch, and to-day orders were issued for the torpedo cruiser Parthenope and the dispatch that Gallileo to proceed with the squadron.

VIENNA, Nov. 14.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says that the Russian Mediterranean squadron of five vessels will shortly return to the Mediterranean, calling first at Smyrna.

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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.