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The Young Turks' Crime against HumanityThe Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire$
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Taner Akçam

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153339

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.001.0001

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The Question of Confiscated Armenian Property

The Question of Confiscated Armenian Property

(p.341) Ten The Question of Confiscated Armenian Property
The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity

Taner Akçam

Princeton University Press

This chapter illustrates how the deportations left an enormous amount of abandoned Armenian property and possessions in their wake. This posed the question of what policy the government and local officials should take in regard to its preservation or liquidation. The answer of the Unionist government is highly instructive regarding the ultimate aims of their Armenian policy. On the basis of existing Interior Ministry Papers from the period, it can be asserted that the goal of the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) was not the resettlement of Anatolia's Armenian population and their just compensation for the property and possessions that they were forced to leave behind. Rather, the confiscation and subsequent use of Armenian property clearly demonstrated that Unionist government policy was intended to completely deprive the Armenians of all possibility of continued existence.

Keywords:   Armenian property, Unionist government, Armenian policy, Committee of Union and Progress, Anatolia, Armenian population, Interior Ministry Papers

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