The Ottoman Parliament’s interpretation of the 1909 events: a manifestation of irtica?

Paper presented at: Adana 1909: History, Memory and Identity from a Hundred Year Perspective, Conference organized by Boğaziçi, Sabancı and Bilgi Universities, the Hrant Dink Foundation and the Gomidas Institute, Istanbul, November 2009 One of the things that distinguish the Adana massacres from other, similar episodes in Ottoman history, is the fact that they were…