Day archives: December 30th, 2018

Jangir Agha – Hero of the Yezidi People

Jangir Agha - Hero of the Yezidi People

Jangir Agha (1874-1943) is a national hero of the Yezidi people. He was born in the Van province of the Ottoman Empire. During WWI, the Yezidi regiment led by Jangir Agha tried to stay away from the Russian military operations. However, after the occupation of Van by the Russian army in 1915, his regiment along …

The Revenge of Andranik – The Assassination of Bshar-Khalil

The Revenge of Andranik

In 1894, the Armenians were offended in Sasun. Dashnaktsutyun party sent an armed squad to Sasun located in the Mush plain at the foot of the Sasun mountains. Here, Andranik was baptized with fire. Heading the Armenian detachment during 1895-1896, Andranik defended Armenian villages, transported weapons, armed the population, and fought against the Kurds and …

Misak Torlakian – Assassination of Behbud Khan Javanshir

Misak Torlakian – Assassination of Behbud Khan Javanshir

Behbud Khan Javanshir was Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan who was involved in the massacre of the Armenian population in Baku in 1918. Three years later, on July 19, 1921, in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Armenian Dashnaks tracked him down. Behbud Khan Javanshir was assassinated by Misak Torlakian, which led him to the British military …