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The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire is a 2011 book by Taner Akçam, published by Princeton University Press. It discusses the role of the Young Turk movement in the Armenian Genocide and other ethnic removals.

The original version of the book is in Turkish. The English version has additional content as well as revisions of the original content. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz wrote in the Jewish Political Studies Review that The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity unifies the various perspectives of the time period 1913-1918, which the book focuses upon, into one historical narrative.[1] The author states that there was no single decision to eliminate Armenians but instead the momentum to kill them came at multiple stages. Several documents cited by the book had been hitherto unpublished.[2]

It is dedicated to Hrant Dink and to Vahakn Dadrian.[3]

John Waterbury of Foreign Affairs wrote "the fact that a Turkish historian with access to the Ottoman archives has written this book is of immeasurable significance."[4]

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  1. ^ Schwanitz, Wolfgang G. "The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity. The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, by Taner Akçam". Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  2. ^ Strauss, Delphine (2012-06-22). "The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, by Taner Akçam, Princeton University Press, RRP £27.95/$39.50, 528 pages". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  3. ^ Akçam, Taner (2012). The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691159560.
  4. ^ Waterbury, John (November–December 2012). "The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2019-06-11.CS1 maint: date format (link)

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