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Turkish Interior Minister Talaat Pasha from 'Four Years Beneath the Crescent' by Rafael De Nogales.
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The Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha

Turkish Interior Minister Talaat Pasha from 'Four Years Beneath the Crescent' by Rafael De Nogales.

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The Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha

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Wednesday, September 15, 1915

"You have already been informed that the Government has decided to exterminate entirely all the Armenians living in Turkey. No-one opposed to this order can any longer hold an administrative position. Without pity for women, children and invalids, however tragic the methods of extermination may be, without heeding any scruples of conscience, their existence must be terminated."

Quotation Context

Telegram from Mehmed Talaat Pasha, Turkish Minister of the Interior and, with War Minister Ismail Enver Pasha and Naval Minister Ahmed Djemal Pasha, one of the triumvirate ruling Turkey, to the Governor of Aleppo, September 15, 1915. The national rulers replaced local Turkish officials who opposed their government's genocidal campaign against its Armenian citizens.

Source

The Armenians: A People in Exile by David Marshall Lang, page 27, copyright © David Marshall Lang 1981, 1988, publisher: Unwin Paperbacks, publication date: 1989

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1915-09-15, 1915, September, Talaat, Armenia, Armenian genocide