POLITICS > Lost Armenian gold located by Turkish Historical Society


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The Turkish Historical Society has claimed that gold that was obtained from the auctioning off of Armenian assets during the Ottoman era was seized by Ally forces as war reparations in the aftermath of World War I, daily Bugün has reported.
Around 5 million pieces of Ottoman gold reportedly belonging to Armenians who left the empire were taken by Ally forces, possibly by Britain, according to a recent two-year study by the society.
A group of Armenian-Canadians were paid compensation by a British bank from the seized fund, which now equals 1.3 million pounds.
The money was initially transferred to a German bank and was then divided between the Allies.
The U.S. government has been investigating the sources of the transfer in the Allies’ budget as well, Bugün reported. 


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V Tiger

6/22/2012 5:13:22 PM

What happened to the Armenians whose gold was seized by the Ottomans?Evaporated?What happened to their 4000 years old homeland?


6/22/2012 2:16:49 PM

They werenot war reparations really,they sized Armenian wealth in Turkey in orderto give them back again.As I said European powers tried to force deportation of ethnicities back into their new countries.And what is left back from them has been confiscated in orderto compensate Armenians.The Turks really had no choice during the wars as they were pushed into it despite the resistance of ottoman empire.I feel so sorry for what happned to the millets of ottomans,they should claim damages from EU/US


6/22/2012 2:06:20 PM

@johnalbay what's worse is that politicians constantly lie about history of Europe! There was no genocide, no holocaust during the world wars.World wars opened as paramilitary operations to reshape Europe into ethnic nations. During the wars due to resistance and uprising many people died as they rejected disposition.No politicians tell the truth but accuse countries like Germany n Turkey for genocide when they didn't commit anything. Both countries are used as scapegoat by the scare mongers..

john albay

6/22/2012 1:20:54 PM

yet another armenian lie exposed! They always accuse Turkey of stealing their gold. They got paid for this gold years ago and now the lieing stealing armenians are trying to get paid again. Who can believe anything they say we Turks do not believe anything they say!
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