When the Young Turk government dragged the Ottoman Empire into the First World War on the side of the Central Powers, their aim was to create a pan-Turkic empire incorporating Turkic lands that were part of the Russian Empire. A major impediment to these plans were the Christian minorities of Eastern Anatolia: the Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians, who naturally looked to Russia as a potential ally and protector. Thus the Young Turks hatched a plan to exterminate these groups.
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100+ Reasons to Cease & Desist from Any Further Holocaust Commemoration
Dara Halley-James is the pseudonym of an author who has published well-received “mainstream” books under her real name. The following is the first in an extended series of excerpts from the penultimate draft of the forthcoming book The Sixty Million: How Leading Jewish Communists, Zionists and Neocons Brought on a Dozen Holocausts.