Our Responsibilities for Turkey
Facts and Memories of Forty Years

(ISBN: 1-903656-23-0)
Taderon Press (Publisher) Gomidas Institute (Publisher)
2003 Reading
81 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

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This booklet was written in the period leading up to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The widespread massacre of Ottoman Armenians during 1895-96, in the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II (the Red Sultan), led to much soul searching in Great Britain. These massacres represented the failure for British statesmen, who had sought to reform the Sick Man of Europe (Ottoman Turkey) as a bulwark against Imperial Russia - while trying to protect Christian communities within the Ottoman Empire. The Duke of Argyll, a former cabinet member and statesman in his own right, had little liking for the Ottoman Turks. This booklet was originally written in 1896 and argued that Great Britain had a moral responsibility towards Christian Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. He represented the liberal wing of British politics, which was at much variance with the colder tradition identified with Benjamin Disraeli. SPECIAL NOTE: This book was originally published by John Murray, London in 1896. It is reproduced here with minimal silent editing of typographical errors.

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