Tall Armenian Tale


The Other Side of the Falsified Genocide


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Mahmut Ozan
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Books That Get a Big Thumbs' Up

"The Armenian File — The Myth of Innocence Exposed"  by Kamuran Gürün is available online; here as well, and as a PDF version. (Unfortunately, the all-important footnotes are missing. Here is a version in French.)

An amazing book. Thoroughly documented, almost entirely by Western and Armenian sources. Here's a review.

 Many people probably would not otherwise consult this remarkable book with its solid research. The Armenian File — The Myth of Innocence Exposed is an essential reference book that belongs in any serious library, especially regarding the "genocide" debate... and the book is worth going out of one's way to purchase.

Kamuran Gürün

Kamuran Gürün

Kamuran Gürün is a former ambassador (to Athens and Bucharest) and became a member of the Turkish Historical Society. I just read (in an online bookstore that permits reviews by the public) about an Armenian claiming if one were to purchase this book, the money would go directly into the pockets of the Turkish government. The same Turkish government that is willing to forego such proceeds by putting the book online, assuming the Turkish government actually has the rights, which would take a lot of assuming, given that the book was written by an author-historian who is no longer a part of the Turkish government.

The Armenian, by the way....along with another Armenian... gave their "reviews" only by blasting away at the Turks' "lies." Obviously they didn't go near the book... they COULDN'T go near the book, without suffering a heart attack. The Armenians also blasted away at Sam Weems' "Armenia — Secrets of a 'Christian' Terrorist State," pretending that they read the book... months before the book was released. You've just got to love the integrity of certain Armenians.


"The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims" by Professor Justin McCarthy. What an eye-opener. Expertly written.

"Armenia — Secrets of a 'Christian' Terrorist State,"  by Sam Weems. Invaluable. Fully documented.


Who Are the Turks? is the excellent teacher's manual written by Professor Justin McCarthy and Carolyn McCarthy.

"A curriculum guide aimed at understanding the state of Turkey — its history, its evolution, its culture and its literature."

Published by The American Forum for Global Education, this book was to be made available on a widescale basis, but budgetary limitations allowed for the publication of only a few thousand copies. Originally released in 1992, and since revised. The book may be downloaded in its entirety (45 mbs) at www.globaled.org


There are many to thank for lending a TAT hand now and then, but one that deserves special praise for a valuable contribution is Aydin Ortabasi.

March, 2007: A big thanks to Ali Kurnaz for designing the "Tall Armenian Tale" logo atop each page, replacing what was there before.


 Two Turkish sites I have borrowed material from:



There are many more within TAT, which I have usually included the links for on the site's various pages.

Another wonderful one (far as my high school French can keep up; they also have terrific pages in English) is:


One that's on the road is Armenian Genocide Hoax, or AGH (what a great acronym!); the site features original, well-written articles:

The late Sam Weems' St. John Press: stjohnpress.atspace.com


Carol Kelejian is taught to hate Turks, and goes on a journey of discovery:

An Armenian-American's "Return" to Turkey

Here is a wonderful "map" page that displays the extent of the Ottoman Empire through the years, with the click of a mouse.


Another "magical mouse" site offers a chronology of Ottoman history:



I like this one: "A History of Turks in America."

"With the passage of the Johnson-Reed Quota Act in 1924, immigration from Turkey was also restricted to about 200 per year"; These quotas were not lifted until 1965, and less than 16,000 Turks had arrived in the United States between 1931-1970. I don't know what, if any, quotas existed for immigrating Armenians and Greeks, but given that their numbers are comparatively immense, no wonder the American media has been steamrollered by their views, almost exclusively. The number of Turks in America has been steadily increasing, however, and these Orthodox communities are only beginning to discover they can never again enjoy the total free reign they once had with their unilateral viewpoint. (Of course, they will still enjoy their free reign for a long time to come, because... for one thing... the new Turkish immigrants have other things on their minds than the Armenian "Genocide.")


A 1908 effort to undercut the Ottoman Empire, as Austria-Hungary breaks the 1878 Treaty of Berlin, annexing Bosnia-Herzegovina


Little Known Facts About Turkey


A charming page on Gallipoli, with further links:




"Forget-Me-Not" is a wonderful book that is not directly related to the theme of this site, but I enjoyed it very much. A memoir seen from a little girl's eyes, as her parents decided to move from Depression-era America (where work could not easily be found) back to Germany, at the time Hitler was moving up. There are terrific observations to various matters, such as how ordinary Germans reacted to the persecution of Jews, as the thugs of the criminal state took over... and how our heroine was viewed as a potential traitor, American as she was. The universal message equally applicable to the Armenian "Genocide" is that war is bad for the PEOPLE, no matter what cause their leaders are fighting for.

The author is the wife of one of the commentators featured on TAT, Ruth Ozan, and is available at Xlibris.com.




The Horseman
A winner of two awards

Kristina O'Donnelly's gripping novels deserve attention, as (for one thing) she has chosen the history and settings this site dwells upon... the kind most Western authors don't go near. She features a "Lands of the Morning" series beginning with THE HORSEMAN, "An intense... multi-cultural epic novel." Burhan is the hero, the one who has it all (It's about time Western culture began to recognize Turks as great lovers... You Frenchmen move over!). The heroine of the second book in the series, THE SCORPION CHILD  is "writing a controversial book about the Turkish-Armenian conflict, which brands her as an enemy of the Armenian people, and makes her the target of protest and abuse." Wow, that's one brave heroine... making even Lara Croft look like a wimp. Check it out at ladyliterature.com/.




Speaking of genocide, how many of you knew of the efforts of the French to exterminate every last one of the Cathars in the Thirteenth Century? Here is a brief page examining the story: http://pages.britishlibrary.net/forrester-roberts/cathars.html (with another link in the middle of this page's second graphic, "The Spirit of the Crusade")


While we're at it, here's a nice page outlining the Crusades, at http://www.xenophongroup.com/montjoie/crusade2.htm... where we can get an idea of the seeds of animosity between Christian and Moslem powers through the centuries, and be reminded of who were more often the aggressors.



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