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The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity
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The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Taner Akçam

Abstract

Introducing new evidence from more than 600 secret Ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late Ottoman Empire resulted from an official effort to rid the empire of its Christian subjects. This book goes deep inside the bureaucratic machinery of Ottoman Turkey to show how a dying empire embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a “crime against humanity and civilization,” the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial that is ... More

Keywords: Armenian Genocide, Christianity, Greek expulsion, Ottoman Turkey, ethnic cleansing, Turkish Republic, Turkification, deportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153339
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Taner Akçam, author
Clark University