Heroic Battle of Aintab, The

(ISBN: 978-1-909382-41-1)
2018 London
250 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

Additional Artists

Umit Kurt (Translator)

The Heroic Battle of Aintab is an invaluable primary source that shows the perspective of Armenians — survivors of the Armenian Genocide — during the Franco-Turkish conflict in Aintab in 1920-1921. Armenians were in a difficult position as they tried to negotiate a path between their former executioners and an invading French army. They even had to resort to arms and fight on their own account against hostile forces.

"The famous battle of Aintab ... seems to have been as much the organized struggle of a group of [Turkish] genocide profiteers seeking to hold onto their loot as it was a fight against an occupying force. The resistance ... sought to make it impossible for the Armenian repatriates to remain in their native towns, terrorizing them [again] in order to make them ttec. In short, not only did the local ... landowners, industrialists and civil-military bureaucratic elites lead the resistance movement, but they also financed it in order to cleanse Aintab oi Armenians.”

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