Tag : Zeytun

Zeytun (Zeytoun, Zeitoun, Zeitun, Ulnia), located in the Taurus Mountains, was part of the Kingdom of Giligian (Kilikian) Armenia.

Vahé Achikian

Identification of the Armenian fighters above, taken aboard the French ship Marseille summer of 1896: Top, L to R: Zeytountsi Garabed Yakoubian, Huntchak Meléh, Zeytountsi Yenidünia Nishan; Bottom, L to R: Huntchak Garabed Hratchia, Huntchak Baron Garabed Aghassi, Hunchak camarade ABAH.
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Vahe Achikian

Garabed Tour-Sarkissian, Social Democrat Hunchakyan Party Operative and hero of Zeytun’s Uprising of 1895-1896, was actually referred to as “Baron Aghassi”, and he was a valiant Armenian born in 1868 in Hachin (Hajin), Cilicia. He authored a great historic book on Zeytun called “Zeitoun depuis ...
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Vahé Achikian

This photo of Zeytoun is taken in Decembre 1906 by Hugo Grothe – published in his book in 1909, Leipzig:” Geographische Charakterbilder von der Türkei und Vorderasien.” The high-perched fortress-mansion featured as the central piece of the photo was called Zeytun Qalesi or “Ihtiyor Surenoglu ...
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Vahé Achikian

The carpenters are members of the Tcholaqian family of Yuqari Mahalle ( Verin Tagh) of Zeytoun. The one in the middle is the elder brother of Aram Bey Tcholaqian, the hero Mesrop Agha Tcholaqian of the 1895 Grand Uprising of Zeytun who also participated in the March-April 1915 resistance battle ...
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Vahé Achikian

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 ...
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Vahé Achikian

This historic panoramic photo of Zeytoun was taken by an Armenian photographer from Aintep, named Kéghouni, c. 1909. Indeed it has been published in many Armenian-authored historical books about Zeytoun, such as “Zeytouni Batmakirque”, 1960, published by the Compatriotic Union of Zeytoun in ...
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Vahé Achikian

The photo is of Megerdich Yakoubian, the Ishkhan (Qodjabashi) of Zeytoun’s Qarghalar Tagh ( Mahallé ), photo taken in Istanbul in January 1896. Meguerditch Agha Yaqoubian, 1806 – 1872 is photographed here in 1865, Istanbul, in the building of the Constantinople Armenian Patriarchate. Meguerditch ...
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Vahé Achikian

Aram Bey Tcholaqian was one of the last hero freedom fighters of Zeytun, who was the younger brother of Mesrop Agha Tcholaqian, and together with his brother Aram Bey had participated in the 1915 March – June Zeytun resistance against the Ottoman Turkish aggression and arrests in Zeytun on the ...
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