Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations
|All rights of the Armenians to live and work on Turkish soil have been completely cancelled, and with regard to this the Government takes all responsibility on itself, and it has commanded that even babes in the cradle are not to be spared.||Mehmet Talaat Pasha; Talaat Bey|
|From today onwards, all tyranny, injustice, atrocities, deportations and massacres are banished from this country.||Damad Ferid Pasha|
|In the war, nearly the whole civilized world was shocked by the crimes alleged to have been committed by the Turks. It is far from my thoughts to cast a veil over these misdeeds, which are such as to make the conscience of mankind shudder with horror forever; still less will I endeavor to minimize the guilt of the actors in this great drama. The aim which I have set myself is that of showing to the world with proofs in my hand, who are the truly responsible authors of these terrible crimes.||Damad Ferid Pasha|
|It has previously communicated to you that the Government, by order of the Jemiet (the Young Turk Committee that was the executive of the Turkish Government) has decided to destroy completely all the indicated persons (Armenians) living in Turkey. Those who oppose this order and decision cannot remain on the official staff of the Empire. An end should be put to their existence, however tragic the measures taken must be, and no regard should be paid to either age or sex, or to conscientious scruples.||Talaat Bey; Mehmet Talaat Pasha|
|We hear that certain orphanages … received also the children of the Armenians. Whether this is done through ignorance of our real purpose or through contempt of it, the Government the feeding of such children or any attempt to prolong their lives as an act entirely opposed to its purpose, since it regards the survival of these children as detrimental.||Talaat Bey; Mehmet Talaat Pasha|
Hasan Mazhar or Hasan Mazhar Bey was a Governor of Ankara in the Ottoman Empire, who refused to participate in the genocide of Armenians in 1915-1917 for which he was dismissed. In 1918, he led the Mazhar Commission investigating the crimes of the Armenian Genocide.