On this day, in 1984, two Armenian gunmen open fire on Isik Yonder, as he drives his wife, Sadiye Yonder, to the Turkish Embassy in Teheran, Iran, where she works. Isik Yonder is killed and Sadiye Yonder is injured. Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) claims responsibility.

TurkishPAC condemns Armenian terrorist acts.

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On this day, in 1984, two Armenian gunmen attempt to assassinate Turkish Embassy Administrative Attaché Ibrahim Ozdemir as he leaves his home. They are apprehended by Teheran law enforcement officers responding to a call by Ozdemir...

Read more: Armenian Terrorism on 03.28.1984

On this day, in 1921, an Armenian gunman named Soghomon Tehlirian kills Mehmet Talat Pasha, the ex interior minister of the Ottoman Empire, in Berlin, Germany.

Tehlirian rents an apartment close to where Talat Pasha lived and waits for the right time to commit his heinous crime. When the time comes, he walks behind Talat Pasha, pulls his gun and shots him behind his head. German authorities arrest Tehrlirian, who tries but fails to escape. The Armenians worldwide, celebrate this assassination and treat Tehlirian as a hero. 

Talat Pasha is claimed to have sent "secret telegrams" to Ottoman officials ordering the killing of Armenians. Armenians and their supporters based these claims on Aram Andonian's 1920 book "The Memoirs of Naim Bey, Turkish Official Documents Relating to the Deportations and Massacres of Armenians" first published in London, then in Paris under the name "Documents Officiels concernant les Massacres Arméniens" and finally in Boston (in Armenian) with the title "The Great Crime, The Latest Armenian Massacres and Talat Pasha. Official Telegrams with their signed originals". Even though Armenians and their supporters all around the world still utilize this book desperately to back their claims, Sinasi Orel and Sureyya Yuca proved that Andonian fabricated all these documents in their 1986 book "The Talât Pasha 'Telegrams' - Historical fact of Armenian Fiction".

For a summary and review of this book, check out Professor Türkkaya Ataöv's article.






On this day, in 1983, two Armenian gunmen assassinate the Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Galip Balkar, and seriously wound his chauffeur, Necati Kayar, in central Belgrade. One of the gunmen, Antranig Boghosian (a.k.a. Harutiun Levonian), also opens fire on and seriously wounds a Yugoslav Colonel, other gunman, Raffi Elbekian, opens fire on the civilians, killing a young male student and wounding a young girl.

Read more: Armenian Terrorism on 3.9.1983


TurkishPAC mourns the victims of the Khojaly massacres.  As various international organizations such as Memorial Human Rights Center and Human Rights Watch documented,  between February 25th and 26th, 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces with the help of the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment butchered 613 Azerbaijani civilians in cold blood, 106 of them women and 83 of them children. Armenian forces took hostage another 1275, torturing 56 to death; another 150 remain missing to date. Over 480 civilians were disabled through mutilation, 76 of them teenage boys and girls.  Young girls were raped and sexually mutilated. Twenty-five children lost both their parents, while 130 children were left motherless or fatherless. 

According to Human Rights Watch, the massacres occurred while Azeri villagers were fleeing as their town fell to invading Armenian forces. The Armenian invasion of western Azerbaijan continues to date, and has caused the displacement of 1.5 million Azeris, who are forced to live in tent-camps and railway carriages.

Human Rights Watch stated, "We place direct responsibility for the civilian deaths with Armenian forces.  Indeed, neither our report nor that of Memorial includes any evidence to support the Armenian argument that Azerbaijani forces obstructed the flight of, or fired on Azeri civilians" (click here for the full report). 

The Armenians not only massacred innocent civilians, but also attacked journalists trying to cover stories from the war zone. French journalist Jean Ive Yunet stated "We managed to fly by helicopter, we were taking photographs of every­thing we saw around Khojaly at a height of a bird's flight. However Armenians started shooting our helicop­ter and we couldn't manage to finish our job. That was a terrible scene. I heard a lot about wars, about cruelty of German fascists, but Arme­nians went beyond them, killing 5 or 6 year-old child­ren, innocent people. "

Markar Melkonian, the brother of Armenian American terrorist and Armenian forces leader, Monte Melkonian, boasted, "Khojaly had been a strategic goal, but it had also been an act of revenge."

Serge Sarkisian, long-time Defense Minister and Chairman of Security Council of Armenia, proudly declared, "Before Khojaly, the Azerbaijanis thought that the Armenians were people who would not raise their hand against the civilian population. We were able to break that [stereotype]!"

Armenians continued their massacres later in  Shusa and Lachin (May 1992), Kelbajar  (April 1993), Agdere (June 1993), Agdam (July 1993), in Fizulu and Djebrail (August 1993), Kubatly (September 1993), and Zangelan and Goradiz  (October 1993).

TurkishPAC condemns these heinous acts of the Armenian Republic and calls upon the United States and international community to hold Armenian leaders accountable for these crimes, as well as for the refugee crisis that continues to date as Armenian forces occupy western Azerbaijan.

Kemal Arıkan

On this day in 1982, two Armenian gunmen assassinate Turkish Consul General, Kemal Arikan, in Los Angeles, California, USA while he was waiting in his automobile at an intersection. JCAG (The Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide) claims responsibility. One of the assassins, Hampig Sassounian, a 19-year-old Armenian American member of the JCAG, is arrested shortly thereafter. Sassounian's father states on public television, "I am glad that a Turk was killed...

Read more: Armenian Terrorism on 01.28.1982


On this day, in 1980, two Armenian gunmen assassinate Turkish Consul General, Sarik Ariyak, and his bodyguard, Engin Sever in Sydney, Australia, as the Turkish officials are walking toward their vehicle. Ariyak dies instantly and the bodyguard dies on the way to the hospital.  JCAG claims responsibility...

Read more: Armenian Terrorism on 12.17.1980

On this day, in 1975,  an Armenian gunman assassinates the Turkish Ambassador to France, Ismail Erez, also killing the Ambassador's chauffeur, Talip Yener in Paris, France. ASALA (Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia) and JCAG (The Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide) publicly dispute which group deserves credit for the assassination.  

TurkishPAC strongly condemns the Armenian terrorist acts.

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