2 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!
INTRA ARMENIAN IS ARF TO BE BLAMED FOR RELATIONS WITH THE CUP? (NATIONALISM PERVERTED?)
HOW THE RELATIONSHIP WENT SOUR? PERIOD OF 1909-1914…
ARMENIAN REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT WAS NEVER A SEPARATIST ONE ARMENIAN PARIES MANIFESTOS AND PROGRAMS NEVER MENTION INDEPENDENCE (EXPLAIN THE HUNCHAK’S CASE) ALL THAT WAS ADVOCATED WAS SOME SORT OF SELF RULE, NOT EVEN AUTONOMY OR FEDERATIVE GOVERNMENT EVEN WHEN REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WAS FORMED IN 1918 ARMENIAN PARTIES WERE NOT READY FOR TOTAL INDEPENDENCE
3 REVOLUTIONS RUSSIAN 1905 PERSIAN 1905-1906 YOUNG TURKS 1908 LEAST BLOODY OF THE 3 CONTINUATION OF MIDHAT PASHA’S CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS OF 1876
HAMIDIAN REGIME RUSSO-TURKISH WAR TREATY OF SAN STEFANO (ARTICLE 16) TREATY OF BERLIN (ARTICLE 61) ARMENIAN REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT STARTS
SULTAN ABDUL HAMID II
1895 MAY REFORM PROJECT
MASSACRES OF 1894 “ARMENIAN ISSUE” INTERNATIONALIZED INTERFERENCE OF EUROPEAN POWERS IN INTERNAL OTTOMAN AFFAIRS FIRST INTERACTION BETWEEN ARMENIAN REVOLUTIONARY SOCIETIES AND “YOUNG TURKS”
NEGOTISTIONS WITH ABDUL HAMID’S REPRESENTATIVES
THROUGH THE OFFICES OF ARTIN DADIAN PASHA (OTTOMAN FOREIGN MINISTER) WITH “DROSHAK” (TASHNAK) IN GENEVA NO TANGIBLE RESULTS BOTH SIDES WERE ADAMENT IN THEIR STANCES
ARTIN PASHA DADIAN
YOUNG TURK MOVEMENT
1890’S CONSIDERED A START REVOLUTIONARY CELLS IN IMPORTANT “UNIVERSITIES” PATRIATE SOCIETIES IN PARIS AND OTHER EUROPEAN CAPITALS
MIZANCI MURAT BEY AND “MIZAN”…THE “PALACE COUP” THEORIST
MIZANCI MURAT’S DECLARATION
O our Armenian Compatriots! O the committees of [the] nation [within the fatherland] and abroad! We are addressing this invitation to you on behalf of the Ottoman Committee of Union and Progress. Let us devote our efforts to the future by forgetting the past. Let us unite to rescue the fatherland from the calamity to which it is being subjected.
AHMED RIZA AND “MESHVERET”
Riza met with the ARF and the British (AngloArmenian Committee, and Friends of Armenia) in London. His positivist ideas, which did not include revolutionary tactics, and his centrist stance, which did not include a future federative form of government in the Ottoman Empire, were insurmountable obstacles for cooperation with Armenians. Consequently, the latter refused to recognize Ahmed Riza as the leader of the Young Turk movement in Europe.
DAMAD MEHMUT CELALETTIN PASHA
DAMAD MEHMUT PASHA-ARF MEETING IN EGYPT IN 1901
FROM THE ARF ARCHIVES: The report of the interview consisted of 29 handwritten pages in the ARF archives. Damad Mahmud Pasha confided in the Armenian delegates and asked for secrecy regarding his revelation.
1-He did not want a federative form of government, because that is very harmful for Turkey. It refuted the union of the country. The issue is the sultan. Who says that a new sultan would act [as Hamid] toward Armenians? Take for example the imprisoned Sultan Murad [V] or his son, who I think will act totally differently with you. And don’t think that since he is imprisoned he does n