SAME PROPORTIONATE DEATHS OF OTTOMAN ARMENIANS AND OTTOMAN TURKS IN WORLD WAR I FROM FORMER TREASONOUS OTTOMAN PASHA BOGHOS NUBAR
Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Volume 4, page 154, Office of the Historian
Wednesday, 26 February, 1919
Words of Boghos Nubar Pasha:
“[A]lthough the losses of the Armenians were very great, those of the Turks in the course of the war have not been less. A German Report gives 2 ½ millions as the total losses of the Turks by war, epidemic and famine, which have caused terrible havoc owing to improvidence and shortage of hospital personnel and medicines. At least half of these losses have been sustained by the population of the Armenian provinces, which have been practically the only recruiting grounds for the Turks, and which have been invaded by both Russian and Armenian armies. If therefore, it is admitted that the Turkish population has at least sustained equally heavy losses, the Armenians [in the Armenian provinces] are still the majority after the war….”
THE ARMENIANS HAVE BEEN BELLIGERENTS
“Boghos Nubar Pasha made the following statement:—“…I wish, however, to recall that at the beginning of the War the Turkish Government had offered to grant the Armenians a sort of autonomy, asking from them in exchange, volunteers to rouse the Caucasus against Russia. The Armenians rejected this proposal and placed themselves without hesitation on the side of the Entente Powers from whom they expected liberation.The Armenians have fought at the side of the Allies since the first days of the War, until the signature of the Armistice on all fronts…….The Armenians, therefore, have been belligerents.