ASSESSMENT OF MASSACRES BY ARMENIANS
The committees such as "Kara Hac / Black Cross",
"Armenakan" and "Vatan Koruyuculari / Land
Protectors " in Anatolia, " Hinchak " in Geneva,
"Tasnak" in Tiblisi, were founded by the Armenians.
Their targets were lands in the Eastern Anatolia and the union
of the Ottoman Armenians.
The Armenian committees were provoked for this purpose, first
they rioted in 1890 in Erzurum, afterwards they organized
the Kumkapi demonstration, Kayseri, Yozgat, Corum and Merzifon
events, Sasun revolt, Bab-i Ali / Sublime Porte demonstration,
Zeytun and Van revolts, The raid of Osmanli Bankasi / Ottoman
Bank, assassination trial to Sultan Abdülhamit, and Adana
revolt in 1909. Due to the Armenian oppressions, 100 Turks
in Zeytun in 1914, 3.000 Turks in Van events in 1915, and
20.000 Turks lost their lives 1914 — 1915, in Mus Events.
Armenians gave the greatest harm to the Turkish people, by
the massacring them during the First World War. In this period,
the Armenians spied for the Russians, they fled from their
military service, by not obeying the mobilisation orders,
and those Armenians who were taken under arms joining onto
the Russian Army, with their arms, and they thus committed
collectively the guilt of being “ treacherous to the land
“. The Armenian bands that started to attack the Turkish Army
and these bands have given great harm to the civilian people,
as well. For example, the whole population of the Zeve village
of the Van province massacred by the Armenian people without
discriminating if they were women, children, or the old.