When Was the Decision to Annihilate the Armenians Taken?

@article{Akam2019WhenWT,
  title={When Was the Decision to Annihilate the Armenians Taken?},
  author={Taner Akçam},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={21},
  pages={457 - 480}
}
  • T. Akçam
  • Published 17 July 2019
  • History
  • Journal of Genocide Research
ABSTRACT Bahaettin Şakir, the head of Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa, wrote in a letter on 3 March 1915 that the Central Committee of Union and Progress had decided to exterminate the Armenians, giving the government wide authority to implement this plan. His letter has never been considered authentic and has been ignored by researchers in our field. Most scholars placed the possible date(s) for a final decision at the end of the March (or beginning of April). Based on some newly available Ottoman… 
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