Elbakyan


The author cannot accept the idea that hundreds of organizers and perpetrators of the massacre in Sumgayit and Baku, including those sentenced to death, are walking free today, and an Azerbaijani army officer who hacked a sleeping Armenian officer with an ax is elevated to the rank of a national hero in his homeland . The question is, what logic does the Turkish government follow when denying the Armenian Genocide? Meanwhile, on July 6, 1919, the Military Tribunal established in Constantinople, consisting of the chairman, division commander, three generals who distinguished themselves during the war and one captain (all members of the tribunal were Turks) sentenced to death the leading perpetrators of the Genocide — Talaat, Enver, Dzhemal . True, the sentence handed down by the court was carried out not by the Turks themselves, but by the Armenian avengers.

Naturally, my hero could not look indifferently at the events that followed the monstrous catastrophe of his people. Upon learning of the death of Talaat, he went to Berlin, where the murderer of the Turkish executioner, Soghomon Tehlirian, was tried. The trial took place on June 2-3, 1921. Here is how he is described in another letter to Dzhivelegov:

December 22, 1922.

Dear Alyosha! I have no doubts about the reliability of the person who delivers this letter. Therefore, I will allow myself to express my most intimate thoughts on issues that interest us both. Before, I couldn’t do it.