Anniversary of Talaat Pasha’s Death Marked in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The anniversary of the assassination of Armenian genocide perpetrator Talaat Pasha was marked by over 200 people Wednesday at the unveiling of a Soghomon Tehlirian monument in Yerevan.

ARF Supreme Body of Armenia representative Armen Rustamian was present at the ceremony and said–"This event that happened 85 years ago had a great impact on the fate of the Armenian nation. Tehlirian’s example has been educating our present and future generations."

Rustamian went on to explain the importance of the day and underlined the efficiency of the plan "Nemesis," named after the Greek Goddess of vengeance–meant to punish the main organizers of the Armenian genocide.

On March 15–1921–one of the main perpetrators of the Armenian genocide–Talaat Pasha–was gunned down in Berlin by then 24 year old student Soghomon Tehlirian. A Berlin court later acquitted Tehlirian and posthumously convicted Talaat.

"Punishing a genocide perpetrator is never a crime," Rustamian said–adding that Turkey should realize this.

Rustamian noted that "the demand of the Armenia’s was fair" and the trial held in Germany proved that.

Rustamian also noted that along with Talaat–other organizers of the genocide–Enver and Jemal–were also assassinated following the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s decision to carry out the "Nemesis" operation.

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