Tag : Zeytun

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

Vahe Achikian

This warrior’s name is Djellat or Cellad in Turkish. He was one of the fiercest freedom fighters amongst Zeytun’s insurgents during the 1895-1896 Rebellion. This was mentioned in Hunchakyan Party operative Garapet Aghassi’s ( Garapet Tour-Sarkissian) book “Zeïtoun: Depuis les origines jusqu’à ...
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Yenidünya Astvadzadour Pasha [ Astvadzadour Pasha Yenidünyayan ],1830-1899 was one of the four legendary Qodjabashi or Ishkhans of Zeytoun – his ruled quarter in Zeytoun was called Yuqari Mahallesi or Verin Tagh, also referred to as Yenidünya sector or Sourp Lousavoritch church community of ...
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The correct name is Hunchak Abardyan of Zeytun. The Abardyan clan used to be one of the ruling feudal “Ishkhans” of Zeytun, but in the early 1800’s they ran afoul of the Yenidunyayan clan and were defeated and decimated. The survivors ran away to Marash and became foot soldiers and trustees for ...
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