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This was the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
The end of the Armenian Genocide
Location of Historical Armenia
In 1908, reform-minded Turkish nationalists took control of the fragile Ottoman government.
In 1911, the Italians invaded Libya, which had been under Ottoman control.
Government leaders targeted Armenian men in each city and village of Turkey.
The First World War was declared in 1914. Armenians were drafted to serve in the Ottoman army.
Tribunals held in Turkey in 1919 also contain evidence from the war crime trials of Turkish perpetrators, which resulted in death sentences for its chief perpetrators.
The most terrible sights ever seen in Aleppo was the arrival in early August 1915. 5000 terribly emaciated, dirty, ragged and sick women and children, 3000 in one day and 2000 the following day.
The Balkan countries broke up in the Balkan Wars of 1912-13.
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