Armenian Genocide

  • Armenian Market District is destroyed.

    The Armenian market district is destroyed by fire, causing great losses to Armenian property, goods, and businesses. By was ordered by the Turkish Government.
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    Armenian Genocide!

  • The word Armenia is forbidden.

    The word Armenia is forbidden to be used in Turkish official documents.
  • Drowned in Armenian blood.

    An Armenian demonstration in the district of Gum-Gapu in Constantinople is drowned in Armenian blood.
  • Armenians are attacked.

    Armenians are attacked by Turkish armed forces and Turkish mobs. Hundreds of Armenians die.
  • Armenians are robbed.

    Armenians of Vardenis in Taron are robbed by Turks. Their village is destroyed.
  • Sassun's Gelie-guzan village massacre

    Sassun's Gelie-guzan village massacre takes place. This later was the prototype for Hitler’s concentration camps.
  • Armenians burned alive.

    Armenian women, children and old men are forced by the Turkish army to leave to the forest. Later, the army ignites the forest and burns the Armenians alive.
  • Armenians killed in Malatia.

    Armenians are killed in Malatia. 3000 Armenian’s are killed. 1000 houses are burned.
  • Armenian population of Agn is destroyed.

    Armenian population of Agn is destroyed. Half the houses in the city are burned. Joint verbal note of protest issued by the Great Powers, accusing the Sublime Porte directly.
  • Mush Armenians killed.

    In the city of Mush and its villages, 250 Armenians are killed by the Turks.
  • Mothers and children cut down.

    Mothers and children are cut down by sword in Sassun's Spaghanak villages by sudden attacks late at night.
  • Armenians in Sassun are slain.

    7500 Armenians are slain in Sassun by the Turks.
  • Deportation.

    Deportation of Armenian population begins
  • Armenian soldiers massacred.

    12,000 Armenian soldiers in the Turkish army are massacred in Balu, vilayet of Diarbekir.
  • Armenians who tryed to defend themselves..

    Turkish armies slay or remove Armenians of Shapin Garahisar, who tried to defend themselves.
  • Helping Armenians.

    In Paris at the "American Club", a public meeting urges help to alleviate the Armenian suffering.
  • Talking about Armenians.

    In Stockholm, a large meeting takes place dedicated to repudiation of the mass murder of Armenians. The members of the meeting deplore the insensitivity of Sweden towards Armenians.
  • Declaration of Fourteen Points is published.

    President Wilson's Declaration of Fourteen Points is published. The 12th Point extends promise to the Armenians of security of life and an unmolested opportunity for autonomous development.
  • War between Allies and Turkey ends

    The armistice of Moudros ends the war between the Allies and Turkey. Global estimates of the campaign of extermination: close to 1,500,000 Armenians dead.
  • Young Turks

    By the order of Sultan Mahmed VI it was ordered that the First, Second and Third Military Tribunals prosecute criminally the leaders of the "Young Turks" and other implicated members of the government.
  • Turkey accepts guilt.

    In the name of the the Supreme Allied Council, Georges Clemenceau declares at the Peace Conference that Turkey officially has accepted guilt for the Armenian massacres.
  • asking for the U.S to accept a mandate over Armenia.

    The Supreme Council of the Allies, at the San Remo Conference, proposes that the United States accept a mandate over Armenia.
  • Turks take advantage.

    French forces in post-war occupation of Cilicia unexpectedly withdraw. Turks take advantage of the opportunity and kill 30,000 Armenians.
  • U.S doesn't want to accept mandate..

    The President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, asks the Congress to give him the right to accept a mandate over Armenia and send troops there. Ultimately, the United States decides not to accept a mandate because of the inherent risks, even though still widely sympathetic to the Armenian cause. 
  • Treaty of Sevres is signed.

    The treaty of Sevres is signed. According to the peace agreement, Turkey accepts its responsibility for the crimes against the Armenians during the war and undertakes the obligation to compensate for the losses sustained by the Armenians. It also agrees to hand over to the Allies the persons responsible for the massacres.
  • Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia.

    The independent Armenian Republic, in existence since May 28, 1918, is transformed into the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia.
  • Law of abondoned property.

    Unrepentant Turkey enacts the law of "abandoned property" which provides for the confiscation of all property abandoned by Armenians absent from the country, regardless of the date, reason or conditions of their departure.
  • The Treaty of Lausanne

    The Treaty of Lausanne is signed by the new Republic of Turkey and the Great Powers. The Treaty recognizes full Turkish sovereignty over all its territory, and contains no provisions about Armenia.
  • Turkey adopts law.

    Turkey adopts a law which prohibits the return of Armenians who left Cilicia or any of the eastern vilayets whether or not they had left voluntarily.