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THE 1915 DOCUMENTARY

A FILM BASED ON ARMENIAN SOURCES

This ground-breaking film will have its first screening on 20th April 2015 in London. Unlike the accusatorial films and publications by Armenian activists, it is not a propaganda film. It is based solely on documentary evidence, including much uncovered in the Russian archives. It includes film clips from Eastern Anatolia in 1982 that have never been shown publicly. These clips recently came to the possession of the director who has included them in this latest work. This has enabled him to bring to life the memories of individuals who lived through the tragic events of 1915.

The documentary clearly demonstrates that the claims of genocide from Armenian activists lack credibility, especially in the light of so much conflicting evidence. Important new Armenian sources, obtained from Russian archives, reveal what actually happened during this tragic period, and these are significant and important aspects of this work. Its aim is to put an end to any confusion in this subject.

Continue: “The 1915 Documentary” opens a startlingly new window into events at the time drawing on Armenian sources available in the Russian Archives, as the Armenian archives are still not open to public. This new knowledge is based primarily on the work of Mehmet Perinçek who has researched Russian State archives since 1988.

The documentary also contains interviews with many prominent historians who have done extensive research into Ottoman – Armenian history. Professor Dr Justin McCarthy, Professor Dr Heath Lowry and Professor Norman Stone are some of these academics. There are also several interviews with members of the Turkish Armenian clergy.

This film is essential viewing for anyone interested in the truth about the events of 1915.

Personal information:

Serhan Koc, Film Director was born in İstanbul in 1976. He began his journalism career in

Ulusal Kanal TV in 2000 and later worked on various programmes as a director. Koç’s first documentary work, completed in 2006, was called “Atatürk unknown” which had 11 parts. Koç made several films, documenting the tragic events of Gezi Park in June 2013. He continues To make documentary films,involving historical events and current affairs.

Some of his documentary films are:

The Big Lie (6 parts), The Last Sumerian Queen, Muazzez İlmiye Çİğ (9 parts),

Gladio with Fethullah (3 parts), Dardanelles Epic, and Three Days in Syria.

Television programmes include: Farmers Parliament (33 episodes), Genocide Lie

(12 episodes), Remember (7 episodes).

Associate Prof. Dr. Orhan Çekiç was born in 1944 in İskenderun, Turkey. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Ankara and received his Master and Doctorate degrees from Marmara University, İstanbul. He has been the Department Head of the History of Turkish Revolution, and the Founder President of The Research Center of Atatürk at University of Maltepe since 2000.

Dr. Orhan Çekiç won an award on the subject of International Terrorism and Armenian Terrorism, organised by Sabah Group of newspapers in 1983. He is a well known scholar for his essays, TV programmes and books on several historical facts and disputes, including

the Armenian issue. He is married and has two children.

Among his books are:

The Last Year: 1938 (Son Yɪl: 1938); From Mudros to İstanbul;

From Samsun to Erzurum, Kaynak Yayİnlarİ, İstanbul, November 2013.

From Sivas to Ankara; The History of the Turkish Republic;

From Empire to Republic; Or Yayİnlarİ, İstanbul, 2010.

The Speech of Atatürk; Prangalİ Özlem (Poems). Ankara, 1972.

Book in progress: Stillborn child of Imperialism: Armenia

(Emperyalizmin Ölü Doğan Çocuğu: Ermenistan)

THE FEDERATION OF TURKISH ASSOCIATIONS UK www.turkishfederation.org.uk// INVITATION /FTA UK 20 APRIL 2015

Değerli Üyeler,Dostlar

 

Ermeni belgelerine dayanılarak hazırlanan ve yönetmenliğini Serkan Koç’un yaptığı  1915 belgeseli ilk defa Londra’da 20 Nisan 2015 tarihinde gösterime girecektir. Batının ve Ermenistan’ın 1915’in 100. Yılında ülkemizi soykırımcı ilan etme çabalarının son raddeye vardığı şu günlerde bu belgeselin önemi daha da artmaktadır.

ıngiltere Türk Dernekleri Federasyonu ( ITDF ) olarak; bu sorumluluğun bilincinde organize ettiğimiz  geceye yönetmen Serkan Koç ve konuşmacı olarak Yar.Doç.Dr.Orhan Çekiç katılacaktır.

Detaylarını aşağıda bulacağınız etkinliğe katılarak ve özellikle yabancı dostlarınızı davet ederek destek vermenizi  önemle rica ederiz.

Saygılarımızla.

 

Jale Özer

Başkan ve ITDF Yönetim Kurulu Üyeleri

                                               **********

                           INVITATION/ FTA UK

The Federation of Turkish Associations UK would like to invite you

to the first screening of a ground breaking documentary

on Monday, 20th April 2015 at 7 pm

at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in The Mall,

London SW1Y 5AH

 

 

         THE 1915 DOCUMENTARY

A FILM BASED ON ARMENIAN SOURCES

The film is directed and produced by a well known Turkish Director 

Serkan Koç who will be present at the event.

 

Following the screening, Dr. Orhan Çekiç, Associate Professor at

Maltepe University will be talking about his new book: 

“Stillborn Child of Imperialism: Armenia”

 

 There will be a Questions and Answers session.

Attendance is free but with registration only.

The ICA is reached by a number of buses into Trafalgar Square and

the nearest tube stations are at Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross

(which has also a main line station)

 

Please register by 19th April 2015, RSVP: turkishfederation@ymail.com 

Send a text, or call: 07887485394, 07956262874

 

THE FEDERATION OF TURKISH ASSOCIATIONS UK 

             www.turkishfederation.org.uk

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