Mustafa Çolak

Keywords: Talat Pasha, Teilirian, the Event of Forced Emigration, the First World War, Berlin

Abstract

The lawsuit being pasted as Talat Pasha's lawsuit in history and decided in the third provincial lawcourt of Berlin in 2-3 June 1921 has became a case dealing with "the Armenian Question" and judging Talat Pasha who became an innocent victim of erime more than a hearing in criminal lawsuit. Therefore, the hearing obtained an international aspect and the Otoman State was judged by "the event of forced emigration" in the personality of Talat Pasha, along with the intensive concem of th public opinion of World. The hearing lasted only one and half days an the killer was set free and the murdered was found guilty. Firstly, the decisıon was appealed to the court of appeal and then dew back. In addition, the choosing lawcourt to be discussed in point of justice. During the process of lawsuit,. in both the press of Wold and hearings of lawsuit, a lot of assertions related to the personality of Talat Pasha and his statesmansihp were put forward and a number of documents and information were presented to the board of the lawcourt. In this context, "the case of Talat Pasha" became also the lawsuit that many right or distorted documents regarding "the Armenian Question" were collected. The aim of this study is to produce a scientific article, being based on firstly the reports of lawsuit and the German archival documents and newspapers o the period, and examining Turkish original works related to the subject.