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WHEN WAS THE DECISION TO ANNIHILATE THE ARMENIANS TAKEN? A Presentation of New Research by TANER AKÇAM ~ Thursday, February 20, 2020

WHEN WAS THE DECISION TO ANNIHILATE  THE ARMENIANS TAKEN? A Presentation of New Research by TANER AKÇAM ~ Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:30 pm NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, Batmasian Hall, on the 3rd floor Reception after the program in the Shahinian SolariumIn this presentation of recent research, Taner Akçam argues that documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul indicate that first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars have thought. Another document, a letter by Bahaettin Şakir, one of the main architects of the Armenian Genocide, written on March 3, 1915, says that the Central Committee of Union and Progress had decided to exterminate the Armenians, giving the government wide authority...

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