Review Of Armenian Studies - Sayı / Issue: 22

Review Of Armenian Studies

Number : 22
Year : 2010
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Editor's Note

As usual, we have in this issue of the Review of Armenian Studies five articles on different subjects which is followed by a Book Review.

During the seven months passed by until now since the last issue of the Review, significant developments have taken place on the Armenian Question and Turkey-Armenia relations. “Facts and Comments” classifies these according to their subjects, provides rather detailed information and makes some comments.

Prof. Dr. Kemal ÇİÇEK’s article entitled “Relocation of the Armenians in 1915: A Reassesment” addresses the key issues of the Armenian relocation such as distortion of the UN Convention of 1948, relocation as a security measure, limits of the Armenian transfers, the legend of the “death march”, and to what extent the Ottoman Government is responsible etc.

Alfred de Zayas, a retired UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, has written a book entitled “The Genocide Against the Armenian 1915-1923 and the Relevance of the 1948 Genocide Convention” published by the Armenian Haigazian University in Beirut. Retired Ambassador Pulat TACAR, in his article “An Invitation to Truth, Transparency and Accountability: Toward “Responsible Dialogue” makes a detailed analyses of the book and refutes some very controversial views of de Zayas.

Assist. Prof. Deniz ALTINBAŞ, in her “Discussing The Probability Of Turkish-Armenian Integration By Making Comparison To The European Case” article, after explaining definition, meaning, stages of Integration and terms like, intergovernmentalism, supranationalism federalism, confederalism, etc. studies the reasons, type, obstacle of a future Turkish-Armenian Integration and make comparisons with the European Integration process.

Armenians’ activities in Hungary against the Ottoman Empire are almost unknown. However Dr Atilla von Orbòk, in a booklet he published in 1916, tried to explain these activities and drew the attention of the Hungarian public opinion, who, for religious reasons, could support Armenian views. Yücel NAMAL, in his article “A Booklet Regarding the Armenian Question in Hungary” gives detailed information about von Orbòk and his booklet.

In the “Book Review” section of this issue, Halit GÜLŞEN analyzes some very interesting points of the last book of Şükrü Server Aya: “The Genocide of Truth Continues, But Facts Tell the Real Story”.

With best wishes