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The military opens historical archives

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The military opens historical archives

Turkish historical archives of military history and strategic studies are made public by the Turkish armed forces...


Turkish military Chief of Staff announcement, with respect to this issue, states, “Recent events on the so called Armenian genocide allegations and the fact that Turkish archives have been unavailable to those wishing to research or conduct a study of Turkish military records over what actually took place during the final years of Turkish Ottoman empire, has prompted the Turkish Chief of Staff to make the following statement”.

       “Archives in possession of the Turkish military are available to all wishing to study and conduct a research on all records regarding the final years of the Ottoman Empire. Transferring all records to computer software is still underway and those records that have yet to be transferred to software can be reached manually,” stressed the announcement. “Those wishing to make further inquiries can reach Major Tufan Yorgancıoğlu in charge of the Chief of Staff archives at 0 312 402 23 11. E-mail for further information is: “gnkur@tsk.mil.tr”

       The announcement stated that all historians and investigators with the right credentials are welcome to visit the historical archives of the Turkish Chief of Staff Offices.

       

TURKISH CULTURAL MINISTRY WEBSITE

       Meanwhile, the Turkish Culture Ministry’s website has data on the so called Armenian genocide under a section entitled: “Armenian question and historical truths”. This section includes a compilation of data by the following publications: “Armenian allegations and facts” by Dr. Hüsamettin Yıldırım; “Pain inflicted by Armenians on Armenians” by Niyazi Ahmet Banoğlu; “Armenian atrocities” by Ali Balkan Metel; “Armenian disturbances” by Dr. Ramazan Çalık; and “Armenian problem from Ottoman times until today” by Hasan Celal Güzel.

       Dr. Yıldırım’s “Armenian allegations and facts” is available in English and Turkish and can be accessed via the internet. Other sources will be transferred to computers in Turkish, English, German, French as well as Russian. Turkish Culture Minister İstemihan Talay stated that facilitating access to these archives will enable all from Turkey and on an international basis, a route of answering questions over Armenian genocide allegations.

       

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Turkish historical archives of military history and strategic studies are made public by the Turkish armed forces...