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Mehmed Talat
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Politician
    (1874-March 15, 1921)
    Born in Kircaali, Turkey
    Member of the 'Young Turk' movement that overthrew Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1909)
    One of the Three Pashas who ruled the Ottoman Empire (1913-18)
    As Minister of the Interior, he bore much of the responsibility for the genocide that killed between 500,000 and 1,500,000 Armenians.
    He wrote of the Armenians, 'Their existence must come to an end; and no regard must be paid to either age or sex, or to conscientious scruples.'
    He told the American ambassador, 'I have accomplished more toward solving the Armenian problem in three months than Abdul Hamid accomplished in thirty years.'
    When the Ottoman Empire lost World War I, he fled to Germany.
    Armenians refer to him as 'the Turkish Hitler.'
    According to the government of Turkey, there was no Armenian genocide. And if there was no genocide, Talat cannot be responsible for it, right?
    He was assassinated in Berlin by an Armenian revolutionary.
    A sympathetic jury let his killer walk away free.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 38 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 36 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 37 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 74.07% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 50 Votes: 82.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 81 Votes: 72.84% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 73 Votes: 76.71% Annoying
 
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