Soghomon Tehlirian and his wife Anaïd
There are 93 years in Berlin, Tuesday, March 15, 1921, seven months after the signing of the Treaty of Sevres, from Avignon welcomed the visit of President Millerand the Papal Palace, Soghomon Tehlirian, 23, one of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide, executed a speeding bullet Minister of Interior of the Young Turk government, Talaat Pasha, one of the main leaders of the planned extermination of the Armenian people. This action initiated by the FRA, part of Operation Nemesis, was designed to eliminate the sponsors of the Armenian Genocide, also sentenced in absentia by a Turkish court in 1919.
On 3 June 1921, Soghomon Tehlirian was acquitted by the Court of Berlin.
The next day, March 16 signing of the Moscow Treaty: Mustafa Kemal gets the Bolshevik government Armenian areas expected to return to Russia under the agreements made during the war and denounced by Moscow. Russia recognizes the full sovereignty over the Turkish Straits. Agreement between Armenia and Turkey: The Armenian Republic sells about half of its land to the Caucasus Turkey (Kars and Ardahan). Batum is ceded to Georgia by Turkey and Nakhichevan pass the protectorate of Turkey than in Azerbaijan.
Soghomon died May 23, 1960 in San Francisco at the age of 63 years. Alias: Saro Mélikian.
Jean Eckian © armenews.com