Zeytun Armenian woman – 1903

Zeytun Armenian woman – 1903

Zeytun village photo of Tervanda Arapkhanian in 1903. Photo taken by British General Mark Sykes in his expeditionary book on the 12 Ottoman provinces of Asia Minor, Dar-ul-Islam.

Vahé Achikian – Zeytoun Collection

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Vahé Achikian

NEW INFORMATION: The Zeytountsi woman above has been identified ( based on information from G. Doevlet’s book Sandokh published in 1946, Paris ) as the resistance fighter Tervanda Arapkhanian. She had been one of the brave Armenian women of Zeytoun who was in charge of keeping the captured Turkish soldiers and officers from the Zeytoun Qishla under supervision in Zeytoun during the Grand Uprising of Zeytoun Oct 1895-Jan 1896.