ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Haluk Selvi

Keywords: Armenian Population Claims, First World War, Ottoman State, East Provinces


The object of this article is to expose the population of the Provinces of Erzurum, Van, Diyarbakır and Bitlis after the Mondros Armistice. At Paris Peace Conferance Armenians' population claims were refused with telgraphs came from these provinces governors. These telegraphs showed that the size Turkish population was bigger than the Armenians before and after the World War I in the eastern provinces. Hence these telegrams also proved that there had been no genocide during the war. In this study in addition to the documents ottoman archives the report of foreign observers are also utilized.