The myth that the ottoman empire's armenian subjects were the innocent victims of wanton massacre has had a poweful hold. It is a myth that has served the interests of those countries who wanted to carve up the "sick man of europe" especially after the end of the first world war. Now, in this book, the distinguished turkish diplomat and political scientist kamuran gürün presents the first objective account of this subject available in english. Mr. gürün has had full access to foreign and ottoman national archives and has sifted through the relevant documents from every available source. In this important historical work, he provides the evidence which gives the english speaking world its first opportunity to see armenian terrorism in perspective, from the time of the first world war up to the present day. At the same time, the author examines the links between today's armenian terrorists and other international terrorist organizations.
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mr. kamuran gürün was born in istanbul in 1924. After graduating in political science from ankara university, he joined the turkish ministry of foreign affairs in 1948. He has served in bonn, london and, as ambassador, in athens and bucharest. He has also been turkey's representative at the oecd and the secterary -general of cento. He became under-secretary at the ministry of foreign affairs in 1980 and retired in 1982.
As a member of the turkish historical society, mr. gürün now divides his time between historical research and lecturing at ankara university. He is the author of several books and articles. He is married.About the Author:
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312049404