Yusuf Halacoglu

Dr. Yusuf Halacoglu is a world renowned Turkish professor of history and former president of the Turkish Historical Society. He is an expert on the Armenian Genocide allegations and Turkish-Ottoman history.

Yusuf Halacoglu was born in Adana, Turkey in 1949. In 1971 he graduated from the History Department in Istanbul University. He joined Istanbul University's Modern History staff in 1974. In 1978 he obtained his doctorate and became an associate professor by 1982, and a full professor by March of 1989.

Armenian Genocide Truth

The truth is something that has always been difficult to judge, and when there are emotions, beliefs, and assumptions mixed into the equation it becomes almost impossible to judge as is the case with determining whether the Armenian Genocide allegation has any merit. One obstacle we face all the time, is whether you meet someone who strongly believes in the Armenian Genocide or who strongly disagrees with it, they both tell you "you can't deny the facts, this is the truth." So how do you determine which side is right? How do you know whether there is a conspiracy to create a genocide to promote hatred and lawsuits, or a conspiracy to exterminate a people?

Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Davit (also known as Davo or David) was a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaks) in Van, Turkey. Davit was mistreated by the ARF Dashnaks and their leaders and decided to help the Ottoman authorities by informing them of smuggling routes, weapons caches, bomb factories, the inner structure of the Dashnaks, and revealed their future plans for revolution and massacre of the Turks during the 1900s.

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Barack Obama has announced his vice presidential nominee as Delaware Senator Joe Biden, head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the 110th Congress. Joe Biden is well known in Turkey for having taken an anti-Turkish stance on all occasions and creating problems for American-Turkish relations.

Steve Cohen Peter Musurlian

Peter Musurlian, an Armenian-American filmmaker barged into Steve Cohen's house, where he was holding a news conference. Peter Musurlian started interrupting Steve Cohen's news conference and refused to leave the house when requested by the campaign staff. Steve Cohen then got up, went to Peter Musurlian, told him to leave immediately, to which Musurlian replied that he needed to get his stuff. Steve Cohen, already enraged by the constant harassment by Peter Musurlian told him to leave repeatedly and when he wouldn't budge, Steve Cohen slightly pushed him out of his home.

France Rwanda Genocide

This week an independent non-political commission declared after researching the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that France had direct involvement in actively exterminating 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda. The commission accused 33 French political and military figures including the former prime minister of France and the former president. The phrase "What goes around, comes around" comes to mind when the French who recently accused the Turks of the Armenian Genocide, is now being blamed for a proven genocide.

Taner Akcam

Taner Akçam is a historian from Ardahan, Turkey born in 1953. Taner Akcam studied economics and graduated from the Middle Eastern Technical University in 1975. In 1975, he was arrested and sent to Ankara Central Prison. He has written many controversial books in support of the Armenian Genocide thesis and has even claimed that the Armenian Genocide debate is already over, which was widely criticized by Western historians and scholars.

Ottoman Archives

The conditions of exiled and relocated Armenians is a frequent question in the Armenian Genocide debate. Armenian Genocide proponents throw a variety of arguments and claims sourced from questionable survivor stories as to the horrible conditions in which the relocated Armenians suffered during the Tehcir (Relocation) Law in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire. One statement that gets repeated is that the Armenians were relocated in such a way as to deliberately cause their deaths as part of an Armenian Genocide. Through archival documents, reports by foreign consuls, and logical analysis we can determine whether these claims have any merit.

Ambassador Morgenthau Story

Supporters of the Armenian Genocide thesis often refer to Ambassador Morgenthau's story – a book published in the name of the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire shortly before, during and after World War One – to prove that they are justified in their accusation of genocide. Since Henry Morgenthau Sr. was an ambassador of an initially neutral country, many Westerners assumed around 1918 and continue to assume today that his 'diary' was objective in its reflections of what happened to the Armenian population of Ottoman Turkey in 1915.

Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaks

In the Zeytun and Sasun Armenian revolts, the Ottomans had learned that they needed to control internal disorder and that they cannot simply defend the borders. The Armenian Revolutionary Federations' plan of ferocious rebellions that provoked retaliatory attacks which would then be used to convince Europe that they should help Armenians achieve independence was about to be tested. Armenian authors argue that the rebellion was part of a self-defense against Ottoman troops which resulted in the Armenian Genocide, but how was it interpreted by British consuls?