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  • Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Now Thessaloniki, Greece)
    Friday Jul 24, 1908
    Armenian Genocide

    Armenians' hopes for equality in the Ottoman Empire brightened when a coup d'état staged by officers in the Ottoman Third Army

    Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Now Thessaloniki, Greece)
    Friday Jul 24, 1908

    On 24 July 1908, Armenians' hopes for equality in the Ottoman Empire brightened when a coup d'état staged by officers in the Ottoman Third Army based in Salonika removed Abdul Hamid II from power and restored the country to a constitutional monarchy. The officers were part of the Young Turk movement that wanted to reform administration of the perceived decadent state of the Ottoman Empire and modernize it to European standards.




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