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Armenian genocide 100th anniversary

European Parliament resolution of 15 April 2015 on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide (2015/2590(RSP))

TÜRK HÜKÜMETİNE VE HALKINA YÖNELİK SONUÇ BİLDİRGESİ

Osmanlı İmparatorluğu vatandaşlarının mirasçıları olan bizler, Ermeni diasporasını ve Batı Ermenileri'ni temsil eden derneklerin mensupları ve siyasi partilerin katılımıyla Batı Ermenileri'nin 28-29 Mart tarihleri arasında Paris’te düzenlediği 4. kongreye katıldık.

Batı Ermenileri’nin düzenlediği bu kongrenin gündeminde büyük bir siyasî felaketin sonucunda topraklarından ve vatanlarından mahrum edilen Batı Ermenileri’nin tarihî, siyasî ve hukukî meseleleri konuşuldu. Bu ilanı, kongrede kabul edilmiş kararları esas alarak yayınlıyoruz: 1908 yılında İttihat ve Terakki’nin iktidara gelmesiyle bir çok etnik kökeni ve dili içinde barındıran imparatorluk yapısı değiştirilerek tek millet ve tek din politikası kabul edildi. Bu politikayı gerçekleştirmek adına faaliyetlere başlandı. Bu faaliyetler arasında zorla tehcir ve katliam, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun Ermeni vatandaşlarınının zorla müslümanlaştırması, asimile edilmesi, kültürel miraslarının yok edilmesi ve izlerinin ortadan kaldırılması siyaseti yer alıyordu. Aynı siyaset Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'ndeki Kemalist rejim döneminde de sürdürüldü.

Keghart.com Report, 1 February 2015

“Unless the upcoming Armenian Genocide centenary commemoration is directly linked to the question of reparations and restitution it will merely be just another memorial commemoration occasion,” said Souren Seraydarian, chairman of the National Congress of Western Armenians (NCWA) here at a private gathering on Jan. 31 attended by close to 50 local Armenians, representing a cross section of the community’s political, social, and cultural organizations.

Since its inception in 2011, the non-ideological, non-partisan Paris-based NGO has invited Armenians from around the globe including political parties, religious and compatriotic (Hayrenagtsagan) organizations to participate in its pan-Western Armenian initiative to draft demands from Turkey re the losses suffered by the Armenians as a result of the Genocide (1915 to 1923).  

Seraydarian, who has been touring Diaspora communities to raise awareness of the upcoming and crucial 4th National Congress of Western Armenians, added: “Our second great concern is the absence of a political vision and long-term strategy. What do we want to achieve, in which time frame? We speak often about restitution without defining the restitution of what.”

Restitution may be private property, public property including the property of associations and churches. It could also entail restitution of territory, said Seraydarian. “The question arises 'which territory?’ The Armenians of the Ottoman Empire lived in all parts of the country, including in the Five Villayets in the east identified in the unratified Treaty of Sevres.”      

Համօ Մոսկոֆեան, Պէյրութ, 20 Յունուար 2015

Առ ի նախապատրաստութիւն Մարտ 28-29-ին Փարիզի մէջ կայանալիք Ազգային Համագումարին, Սեւակ Արծրունի, "Արեւմտահայերու Ազգային Համագումար"ի (NCWA) խորհուրդի յատուկ քարտուղարը, Յունուար ամսուն այցելութեամբ կը գտնուէր Պէրութ: Այդ առիթով Keghart.com-ի աշխատակից Համօ Մոսկոֆեան շահեկան հարցազրոյց մը ունեցաւ իր հետ:- Խմբ.

ՀԱՐՑՈՒՄ.-  Պրն. Արծրունի, ինչպիսի՞  առաքելութեամբ կը գտնուիք Պէյրութ։

ՊԱՏԱՍԽԱՆ.- Պէյրութ այցելեցի կազմակերպելու լիբանանահայ պատուիրակութիւնը, որ պիտի մասնակցի 2015 թ.ի Մարտ 28-29-ին Փարիզի մէջ կայանալիք 4-րդ Ազգային Համագումարին։ Նաեւ պատուիրակներուն լուսաբանելու այն աշխատանքներու և գործունէութեան մասին որ յառաջ կը տանինք մեր ազգային խնդիրներուն լուծման ճանապարհին։

NCWA's legal advisory board examines the controversial treaty

The Kars Treaty signatories were the Soviet Union, the Armenian, Georgian Soviet Socialist republics and Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, as well as the Turkish Assembly in Angora (Ankara), prior to the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The treaty is a crucial event in modern Armenian history. It's also controversial and often misunderstood. The legal advisory board of the National Congress of Western Armenians explains the shortcomings of the treaty. --Editor.

The Treaty of Alexandropol was signed on Dec. 2, 1920 between Turkish revolutionaries  (before the declaration of the Republic of Turkey) and the Government of the Republic of Armenia.  Article 11 of the treaty declared the Sèvres Treaty “null and void”. The territory of the Republic of Armenia was reduced by more than 50%. The treaty was supposed to have been ratified within one month by the parliament of the Republic of Armenia.  It was, however, never ratified due to the occupation of the RoA by the armies of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It was eventually replaced by the Kars Treaty as stipulated in Article I of the Kars Treaty.

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF WESTERN ARMENIANS

ԱՐԵՎՄՏԱՀԱՅՈՑ ԱԶԳԱՅԻՆ ՀԱՄԱԳՈՒՄԱՐ

CONGRÈS NATIONAL DES ARMÉNIENS OCCIDENTAUX

НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫЙ КОНГРЕСС ЗАПАДНЫХ АРМЯН


International non-governmental organization

Միջազգային ոչ–կառավարական կազմակերպություն

Le sort du patrimoine arménien en Turquie:

Processus de spoliation et de « gestion » des biens culturels Kevorkian

La dimension économique de l’entreprise de liquidation des Arméniens ottomans conçue par le CUP a rarement été appréhendée ou du moins mise en perspective comme l’un des objectifs matériels et idéologiques majeurs poursuivis par le Comité central de l’Ittihad, comme l’un des paramètres déclencheurs de l’acte génocidaire. Les Arméniens eux-mêmes ont bien senti que la spoliation dont ils étaient victimes ne relevait pas du pillage traditionnel, tel qu’il était pratiqué du temps d’Abdülhamid. Les plus perspicaces ont compris qu’ils étaient confrontés à un mouvement coordonné visant à les ruiner et à les déposséder de leurs biens.

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