MILLION ARMENIANS EMIGRATED FROM OTTOMAN EMPIRE WITH RUSSIAN ARMY IN 1917?

/PanARMENIAN.Net/
01.06.2009 13:31 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ According to Turkish historian, Prof. Kemal Karpat,
who set up Ottoman History Department in U.S. Wisconsin University,
nearly one million Armenians migrated to the north together with
Russian army which withdrew from Anatolia in 1917.

He assures that this fact is accepted by Armenian historians
too. Karpat said that the basis of the disagreement was "miscalculation
of the Armenian population living in Anatolia in that period,"
Milliyet reports.

"No Armenian historian can accept the facts Karpat is speaking about,"
director of the institute of oriental studies at NAS RA, professor
Ruben Safrastyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. "Kemal Karpat
is a well known historian in Turkey but making such statements,
he discredits himself," he said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress