Armenian Genocide

By: Turks (Brady Nyland)

Souls Lost

The total number of people killed in the genocide has been estimated at between 800,000 to 1.5 million that started in 1915 to 1923. The Turkish empire led these mass killings against the Armenians. This genocide consisted of two phases: the killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labor, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly on death marches leading to the Syrian Desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre.

The Lost

Bias and Criticism

The bias that I found was located on http://www.armenian-genocide.org/10-16-text.html. This bias by selection is leaning toward the Armenians searching for refuge after the murdering of over 800,000 of there people. It is reaching towards the American people to help raise money to help these survivors. It doesn't describe the Turks side so it leans for the Armenian side.

The example of historical criticism I located was on the same webpage. This criticizes the feeble attempts by the Turkish government by "apologizing" for the "great catastrophe" to all of the Armenian people. This is signifying that the Turks still do not recognize the genocide as a genocide. This is even worse because of the fact that this happened over 100 years ago and they still haven't confessed to the genocide.

Media Portayals

There wasn't much media portrayals back in 1915 but news got out. Newspapers articles were published all over the world to get awareness out. This is a link of articles that countries published that either denied, was neutral, or openly recognized genocide from 1915, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Position_of_the_media_on_the_Armenian_Genocide.

Work Cited

"Armenian National Institute." Armenian National Institute. Web. 4 May 2015. .

" "Armenian National Institute -- Stuck in 1915." Armenian National Institute -- Stuck in 1915. Web. 4 May 2015. .

Aghet. NDR ;, 2011. Film.

IMG 01971- English Period: 6