Chronology of the Genocide against Armenians

  • by Western Armenia, April 19, 2024 in Armenocid

Hachn is one of the cities of Kilikia. At the beginning of the 1900s,  from  the 35,000 inhabitants of Hachn 30.000 of them  were Armenians.

However, during the genocide against the Armenians, the Armenians of Hachn were forcibly displaced and exiled to Der-Zor, where most of them died.

In 1918, the control of the Entente countries was established over Kilikia and the turkish troops were withdrawn from there.

Approximately 8,000 of Hach's 30,000 Armenian residents returned.

At the beginning of 1920, under the pressure of the Kemalites, the French began to withdraw their troops from Kilikia. The turks occupied Urfa, Aintap, Marash, Sis one after the other, inflicting severe reprisals on the local Armenian residents.

The harsh struggle continued until July 12-13, when the Turkish command tried to bring the people of Khachne to their knees through negotiations, but in vain.

The heroic battle of Hachn is one of the heroic pages of the struggle of the Armenian people against the Turkish destroyers.