April 15, 2020
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1894 - Series of attacks against Armenians by Kurdish Bandits encouraged by the Sultan of the Ottoman empire.
1909 - Some of the Armenians who lived there (Sarikamis Russia) helped the Russians against the Ottomans. The Ottoman government took this as evidence that the Armenians were not to be trusted.
April 1915 - “two hundred prominent Armenian leaders in Istanbul were summarily arrested, exiled, and subsequently executed”
April 1915 - Some Armenians initiated an uprising in protest of Armenian repression.
April 1915 - The days that followed the uprising, a sizable portion of the Armenian elites (23,405 people out of a community of 150,000) was swept up, tortured, deported to Angora, and killed. Minister of the Interior Talat Pasha justified these arrests with reference to the uprising at Van and the intervention of Russian troops that evacuated 210,000 people threatened with annihilation.
1915 - the U.S. ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau (1856–1946), cabled his government to say “the persecution of Armenians is assuming unprecedented proportions
1916 - Armenian populations, who were to be driven by force to desert spaces extending between Mosul and Aleppo. This constituted the turntable of the deportation completed by the end of 1916.
1919 - More Armernians were killed during the Turkish War of Independence.
Nov. 20, 1920 - Armenia declared a Soviet State
1923 - “Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 (...) included a declaration of amnesty for any crimes committed between 1914 and 1922. This treaty allowed the Turkish government an immunity that ultimately led to a policy of denying the genocide happened.”
1927 - In the Turkish Republic's first census in 1927, there were only sixty-five thousand to seventy-seven thousand Armenians living in Turkey, from a population of over two million before the war.
1936 - Armenia became one of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics.
1948-1949 - Repatriated Armenians deported by Stalin.
1987 - “the British Parliament was the first to acknowledge the genocide, and many European countries followed suit.”
1915-1918 - Between 1915 and 1918, many Armenians fled to neighboring countries, including Lebanon.
2009 - the countries moved to establish diplomatic relations, however continued tensions regarding the genocide and other issues continued to complicate negotiations, and complete reconciliation did not appear likely by early 2014.
2009 - In April 2009, officials from both countries met and announced an agreement on a process to normalize Turkish-Armenian relations.
April 2013 - more than 10,000 people marched through the streets of Beirut, Lebanon, demanding that Turkey acknowledge its mass extermination of Armenians almost a century earlier.
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