The Massacres of Cilicia and the Government of Young Turks (1909)
The Massacres of Cilicia and the Government of Young Turks (1909)
The Massacres of Cilicia and the Government of Young Turks (1909)

The Massacres of Cilicia and the Government of Young Turks (1909)

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Anonymous. The Massacres of Cilicia and the Government of Young Turks. Np: Np, 1909. Green printed wrappers, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4, 17 clean pp., old vertical crease, small nicks to the front edge of the wrapper. Good. Pamphlet.

Rare. No copies at WorldCat; no copies at Library of Congress; in fact, we have not been able to locate another copy. This comes to us from collection of Presbyterian missionary material, some of which is from Lebanon and Syria.

Relates evidences that the Turkish government was responsible for the massacre. Says that the government's claim that the Armenians had revolted is an abominable lie.

Quotes at length from Bishop Mouschegh. "Now that the horrible massacres which five months ago swept like a hurricane over the once beautiful province of Adana, leaving in their course the skeletons of 30,000 Christian martyrs, and reducing the city of Adana, the once proud and beautiful Queen of Cilicia, into a charred heap of ruins, have passed into the annals of history; now that the court-martial sent to Adana from the central government have had ample opportunity to investigate and punish the organizers of and participators in this blackest of modern crimes, with the result that six innocent, loyal Armenians and twice as many irresponsible, almost innocent, Turks have atoned for the crimes of high places [and thus shattered the high expectations which the friends of suffering Armenia cherished for this poor, down-trodden race, in their confidence of the government of the Young Turks] it is high time that the civilized world cast aside this veil of official hypocrisy, and ignorant optimism, and look clear and deep, with unbiased minds, and honest, fearless hearts, into the face of the facts as regards the attitude and ethics of the Young Turk Government now so foolishly idealized and almost worshipped in some diplomatic circles." - opening paragraph.  (3640)