Armenian Genocide what is?
White house officially decided and President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he commemorates the deaths Friday, the 100th anniversary of the massacres.
So what is the Armenian Genocide? Armenian Genocide means on the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians in the declining Ottoman Empire. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000. The others — some 1.5 million — were killed in what historians consider a genocide.
The Ottoman Empire times they ruled and the Turks conquered huge lands West Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe.Ottoman Empire capital city was in Istanbul (as know as Constantinople). The Turks who has main nationality in this land they practiced Islam. But, Armenians were a Christian minority, they lived like second class citizens and Turks denied them for normal safeguards. Neither their lives nor their properties were guaranteed security. But; for the non-Muslims minorities everything was so different they were also obligated to pay discriminatory taxes and denied participation in government. Same times Armenians was divided between the Ottomans and the Russians.
In the 18 century, Ottoman Turks had a powerful state. But Armenians was powerlessness, Armenians minority populations growth in economy. Same times in 18 century, the empire was in serious decline. Ottoman Empire lost big size lands by 1914 in Europe and Africa. This decline created enormous internal political and economic purposes and ethnic tensions growth every day high and high. Armenian participation in government aroused suspicions among the Muslim Turks they never shared power in their country with Armenian minority also with any minority and who also saw nationalist movements in the Balkans result in the secession of former Ottoman territories. Ottoman Empire was determined to avoid resolving for this problem.
Muslim Turks sultan was Sultan Abdul Hamid (Abdulhamit) II (1876-1909), a series of massacres throughout the empire and after that cost growth up to 3000 lives and inflicted enormous material losses on a majority of Armenians.
But we need to know that; “Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence,”