By Justin McCarthy

Before international warfare I, the traditional urban of Van in southeastern Anatolia had a inhabitants of roughly 100,000 humans, whereas the inhabitants of Van Province was once approximately 500,000. Armenians shaped a wide minority, with Kurdish tribes and Turks within the majority.

The Armenian uprising at Van presents a long-overdue exam of Van from the 1870s to 1919. because the authors nation, "The Armenian riot was once a vital part of the good catastrophe that overcame the folk of the Ottoman East. The slaughter of Muslims that observed the Armenian riot in Van Province inexorably led first to Kurdish reprisals at the Armenians, then to a normal and mutual bloodbath of the folks of the East."

The activities at Van supply a window into the far-reaching occasions that quickly in different components of Anatolia.


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Peasants, both Armenians and Muslims, borrowed heavily against future harvests, mortgaging their lands. 6 Armenian merchants and moneylenders often preyed on their own. In 1900 (a famine year), for example, a syndicate of Armenian merchants “cornered the market” in wheat, driving up the price of bread. Protected as they were by Europeans, the merchants were beyond direct government action. The governor could not simply force them to disgorge their stocks of wheat or lower the price of bread. He tried instead to bring wheat from surrounding provinces, only to find that the merchant ring had been there before him.

Miss E. Gertrude Rogers and Miss Caroline Siliman were together responsible for the Girls’ High School and Boarding School: Rogers was responsible for the High and Intermediate Departments and Siliman responsible for the Primary and Kindergarten Departments. Miss Grisell M. McLaren was responsible for general evangelistic work for women, including touring the region (The One Hundredth Annual Report of ABCFM [American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions] Together with the Minutes of the Centenary Meeting Held at Boston Oct.

634–35. International (Turkish and French): Van and Başkale; internal (Turkish only): Van, Erciş, Vosdan, Karçekan, Çölemerik, Dizi, Mahmudi. 61. , p. 216. Again, Cuinet’s figures here and elsewhere should only be taken as general estimates, not exact figures. , pp. 679 and 684. This includes Hakkâri Sancak, for which Cuinet gave separate figures, because it was at the time separated administratively from Van. Again Cuinet’s figures, here and elsewhere, should only be taken as general estimates, not exact figures.

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