Mehmet Saray

Keywords: Ottoman State, Armenians, Taşnak Komitesi, Hınçak Komitesi, Tiflis

Abstract

The Ottoman authorities were not successful in their renevved attempts to prodııce the necessary reforms in Ottoman Turkey. As a result of this fa- İlure, the Ottoman Turkey, As a result of this failure, the Ottomans vvere ıınable to defend themselves against the expanding powers of Europe, such as Russİa, Britain and France. These three povvers backed, by the Christi- an nıissionarİes of the United States, encouraged the non-Muslim minori- tİes, in particular the Armenians. To revolt ageinst the Ottoman administ- ration. The Armenians and their supporters set up a propaganda machine in Europe and America and began to daim that theTurks vvere mistreting the non-Muslims, parti cularly the Armenians.