A reader writes:

20 Nov

In reference to my November 7th post on genocide:

“This is probably the best summing up I’ve ever read:”

“The CUP — the Young Turks — have always seemed to me to have been a bunch of loose cannons: a nefarious, often eccentric, make-it-up-as-you-go-along group of giant egos who seemed to be talking past each other most of the time and did their best in essentially ending the Ottoman Empire in the messiest way possible…”


You might want a more objective or comprehensive view: Turkey in the First World War

And the book I recommended before: The Young Turks: The Committee of Union and Progress in Turkish Politics, 1908-1914

Young Turks

comment: nikobakos@gmail.com

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