Sunday, April 29, 2007

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

This last week marked the 92nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  During the First World War, a coalition of ultranationalist and reformists within the Ottoman Empire conducted a genocide resulting in the systematic murders of over 1.5 million Armenian people in their ancestral homelands.  The reformists, known as the Young Turks, emerged within the Ottoman State in the late 19th century and were mostly composed of young military students.