Chronology of the Genocide against Armenians

  • by Western Armenia, April 13, 2024 in Armenocid

1914 August - October

The beginning of the First World War, and the involvement of the Ottoman Empire in the war

1914 On August 1, the First World War began, which lasted four years.

The main actors in it' XIX century. The Entente, the core of which was England, France, and Russia, and the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, which were later joined by Turkey, were two hostile military-political groups formed at the end of the XX century.

75% of the world's population - 1.5 billion people - were involved in the war, 74 million people were conscripted. 10 million, including 1.5 million Armenians, and 20 million people were injured in various theaters of military operations.

1914 On October 29, the Ottoman Empire, led by a Young Turk government consisting of Interior Minister Talaat, Military Minister Enver, and Navy Minister Admiral Cemal, officially entered the war.

Already in February 1915, by the decision of the central committee of the "Union and Progress" party, in order to carry out the genocide against the Armenians in an organized and merciless manner, in 1914 In February, the executive committee of "Three" was established, consisting of Dr. Nazem, Shakir Behaeddin and Midhat Shukri.

The young turk triumvirate - Talaat, Enver and Cemal - operated through this committee, which was entrusted with the entire responsibility of organizing and carrying out massacres and the displacement of all Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

The committee, which was endowed with the widest powers, had worked out in detail all the technical issues of the deportation and extermination of Armenians: the terms of their deportation by region, the ways and places of deportation, and the places of their concentration for the purpose of extermination.