Armenian terrorist organizations
Scientific researches show that Armenian terror being part of international terror is more than 100 years. That is, radical Armenian organizations that aimed to establish “Greater Armenia” – “Armenakan” founded in 1887, then “Hnchak and “Dashnaksyutun” parties used political terrorist acts widely in order to fulfill this plan.
Armenian terrorist organizations:
“Armenakan” party: was founded in 1885. This party perpetrated armed conflicts and terrorist acts in Van, Mush, Bitlis, Trabzon regions of Turkey and in Istanbul and was in collaboration with Armenians living in Iran and Russia.
“Hnchak” party: was founded in 1887 in Geneva. The main aim of the organization was to establish “Greater Armenia” by joining Anadolu territory of Turkey, areas they called “Russia” and “Iran” Armenia. It was mentioned in the 4th section of the program of the party: “The method of propaganda, agitation, terrorism and formation of ruinous organization should be chosen in order to achieve an object”.
“Dashnaksyutun” – Armenian federative revolution party: was founded in 1890 in Tbilisi. The main purpose was to establish “Greater Armenia” in Nagorno-Karabakh, Nakhchivan areas of Azerbaijan and Anadolu region of Turkey. “Dashnaksyutun” held its first congress in 1892 in Tbilisi and issued an order to organize an attempt on Turks. After this congress “Dashnaksyutun” gave an order “to kill Turks, Kurds everywhere, in every condition, kill and revenge those who retracts his/her word, and Armenian traitors”. There were several terrorist groups formed by “Dashnaksyutun” party: “Avengers of “Armenian genocide” group that started its activity in 1973, killed Turkish diplomats in Austria, Denmark and Portages during 1980-82 years; Secret terrorist group DRO and its divisions: DRO-8, DRO-88, DRO-888, DRO-8888. Their terrorist activity still goes on.
“Armenian Secret Liberation Army” (ASOA): was founded in Beirut in 1975. Headquarters was located in Damask. It had more than one thousand soldiers, training in military basis of Palestine. The organization committed terrorist acts that caused the death of 19 Turkish diplomats in different countries of the world during first 6 years of its activity.
“Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia” (ASALA): the headquarters of the organization that was found in 1975 was in Beirut, training basis in Syria. The aim of the organization was to establish “Greater Armenia” that would include Eastern Turkey, Northern Iran, and Nakhchivan and Nagorno-Karabakh territories of Azerbaijan. This organization committed terrorist acts mainly against citizens of Turkey and Azerbaijan. The main figure in collaboration with terrorist groups such as “Abu Nidal”, “Black September” was the leader of ASALA – Akop Akopyan. A.Akopyan (“Mujahid”) who assumed the responsibility for the death of Turkish ambassador that was killed in 1980 in Athena noted during interview to “New-York Times” on 01.08.80: “Our enemy is Turkish regime, NATO and Armenians who don’t collaborate with us”. A.Akopyan was killed in Athena. ASALA came to an agreement with PKK about committing combined terrorist acts in 1980 and officialized this intention. ASALA mentioned in their declaration made on 28.08.1993 in Beirut that they would not allow the fulfillment of the project connected with “Pan-Turkish oil pipe” (Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan ).
“Geqaron”: was founded by ASALA in February of 2001. The aim was to perpetrate terrorist acts against political leaders, diplomats and businessmen of Turkish origin in Southern Caucasus and Middle Asia.
“Armenian Liberation Movement” (AOD): was founded in France in 1991. Committed its terrorist acts in close relation with ASALA.
“The Armenian Liberation Front”: was founded in 1979 and was part of ASALA. The organization used to train terrorists against Turkey and Azerbaijan.
“The Orli Group”: was founded by Armenian youth living in France. The organization committed more than 10 terrorist acts in different airports of the world until 1987.
“The Armenian Genocide Justice Commandoes”: was founded in vena during the congress of the Dashnaksyutun Party in 1972. The main aim of “The Armenian Genocide Justice Commandoes” was to assemble the Lebanon citizens of Armenian origin in military groupings and to organize bloody terrorist acts against Turks and Azerbaijanians.
“The Armenian Union”: was founded in Moscow in 1988. It had close relationship with ASALA, provided terrorists with forged documents for their activity in the former soviet territory and took part in conveying of arms and mercenaries to Karabakh.
“Young Armenians Union”: The organization that was in charge of kidnap of diplomats was founded in 1990 in France.
“The Group of 9 June”: The organization that was trying to free Armenian terrorists was founded in Sweden in 1991.
“Sweden Group”: The organization that acted in most countries of Europe, assumed the responsibility of 4 terrorist acts in France, Italy and Greece.
“Diplomatic Front” Acted in USA, Canada and Western Europe. The main aim was to collapse Turkish State.
“Suicide Squadron”: Was founded in France in 1981. In the same year this organization participated in the occupation of Head Consulate of Turkey in France, at the result 4 members of the group at the same time former leader of Yan Kashkayan were arrested.
“Apostol”: was founded by the Armenian Defence Union, mainly consisted of the Armenia, Syria and Lebanon citizens on April 19, 2001. The aim of the organization is to perpetrate terrorist acts in the territories of Turkey and Azerbaijan.