The Adana Massacres of April 1909 took the lives of more than 20,000 Armenians in the province of Adana and elsewhere in Armenian-inhabited areas of the Ottoman Empire. In addition to the appalling loss of life and property, the massacres were a bitter blow to the Armenians who had expressed such optimism at the Young Turk Revolution of 1908. Many see in these massacres an indication of what was to come in the genocide of 1915.
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research NAASR event video of talk by Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun, “The Ruins of Ani: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil,” at the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA Co-sponsored by Tekeyan Cultural Association Greater Boston and NAASR/Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Video by Jirair Hovsepian