Women and dead child

The Great Crime

By MargE
  • Revolution!

    The Young Turks overthrow Abdul Hamid for control of the Turkish government.
  • War!

    The Ottoman Empire enters World War I under the Central Powers.
  • The Beginning

    Mass murders and violence against Armenians begin.
  • Genocide!

    Red Sunday. 250 Turkish intellectuals are arrested.
  • Deportation!

    The Temporary Law of Deportation is passed, allowing Turkish officials to deport anyone they "sensed" as a threat to national security.
  • Exposure!

    The New York Times reports that "the roads and the Euphrates are strewn with corpses of exiles, and those who survive are doomed to certain death. It is a plan to exterminate the whole Armenian people."
  • Indictment!

    Over 150 Turkish officials are brought under courts-martial for their crimes against humanity.
  • The End

    With the trial of the officials responsible for the exterminations, the attacks upon the Armenians die down.
  • Assassination!

    Talat Pasha is assassinated during broad daylight and in front of many witnesses in Berlin, Germany.