‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

Muslim Turks committed the Armenian genocide.

For more than a century, Turkey has denied any role in organizing the killing of Armenians in what historians have long accepted as a genocide that started in 1915, as World War I spread across continents. The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on the argument that the original documents from postwar military tribunals that convicted the genocide’s planners were nowhere to be found.

Now, Taner Akcam, a Turkish historian at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., who has studied the genocide for decades by piecing together documents from around the world to establish state complicity in the killings, says he has unearthed an original telegram from the trials, in an archive held by the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

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  • tom_billesley

    There were German officers in the Ottoman Empire at the time who were witnesses.

    • Erdogan is an evil man so no surprise there;)

    • SDMatt

      Absolutely. The Germans knew all that was going on, in fact they were the ones who encouraged the Turkish jihad as a means of fighting against the Brits and the French in the Middle East.

  • Literally Hitler

    And Turkey claims the story is a Zionist fabrication in 3, 2…

  • The thing is one knows the Turks were responsible. When will they be punished?