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Ugur Ümit Üngör

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199603602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603602.001.0001

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Genocide of Christians, 1915–16

Genocide of Christians, 1915–16

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The Making of Modern Turkey

Uğur Ümit Üngör

Oxford University Press

This chapter closely examines the Armenian genocide in Diyarbekir province. It traces the genocidal tendencies of the Young Turks to the crisis of 1914 and their entry in the war; it describes the persecution process of Armenians and Syriacs in Diyarbekir province; it analyses how that persecution developed into genocidal destruction by focusing on how local elites in Diyarbekir interpreted, organized, and intensified the destruction of Armenians. The chapter discusses the conduct of the perpetrators, the fate of the victims, and responses by third parties. The conclusions focus on the importance of local elites in genocidal processes, and how the genocide can be placed in the broader structure of Young Turk population politics.

Keywords:   First World War, genocide, massacre, Armenians, Syriacs, centre and periphery, local elites

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