Operation Van – Paris, 1981

Operation Van – Paris, 1981

On September 24, 1981, in Paris, four young Armenians aged 20-24 – Vasken Sislian, Aram Basmajian, Hagob Dzhulfayan, and Kevork Guzelian – armed with pistols, submachine guns, and explosives, captured the Turkish consulate in mere minutes, taking 60 hostages. During the shootout, one of the Turkish guards was killed and two fighters along with a …

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