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  • #11
    Yeah - "Hürriyet" - "Turkey to the Turks!" - here is your truth F head!


    • #12
      And a fact about cleansing Ottoman archives:
      In 1931, 30-50 tones Ottoman archive documents (about the number of 1.5 million) were sold to Bulgaria with the price of 3 kuruş 10 para (about 2 cent now!) per kilogram.

      Source: Bulgaristan’daki Osmanlı Evrakı-İstanbul-Başbakanlığın Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, 1994-XXIII, 230 s-(T.C.Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü Osmanlı Arşivi Daire Başkanlığı)

      Bulgaristan’a satılan evrak ve Cumhuriyet dönemi arşiv çalışmaları-Ankara:Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, 1993-XXXV, 604 s.-(T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Cumhuriyet Arşivi Daire Başkanlığı).


      • #13
        ardakilic, any documents? or web reference to that 1931 cleansing? i need to document it as fact-proof sheet, thanks.


        • #14
          Originally posted by SoSarkissian View Post
          ardakilic, any documents? or web reference to that 1931 cleansing? i need to document it as fact-proof sheet, thanks.
          You can start looking at this (in Turkish):

          It is the official web site of Konya Hand-Writings Library Office, TR Cultural Affairs Ministry


          • #15
            Got them, thanks ... boy a lot of translation has to be done


            • #16
              Patriarch Mesrob II: I am shocked

              23 March 2007

              Turkey Armenians Patriarch Mesrob II boiled over expression of Prof. Dr. Yusuf Halaçoğlu, head of Turkish History Institue (TTK) "If the documents Ara Sarafian wanted wre not in Ottoman Archives, they are in Patriarchy Archives. Let us search in there. Why are they avoiding to open?".

              Patriarch Mesrob II stated: "He knows very well that CUP cabinet, in 10 August 1916, took the decision union of Akhtamar, Istanbul, Kozan and Jerusalem Patriarchies, appointed Jerusalem Patriarch Sahag Khabayan as Ottoman Armenian Catholicos. By this, Istanbul Patriarchy archive was sent to new center, Jerusalem. I wish those archives could be opened"