Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0218-1;
The Tehcir Law (tehcir in Turkish means "deportation"; official name Sevk ve ?skan Kanunu "Dispatchment and Settlement Law") was passed by the Ottoman Parliament on May 27, 1915 and allegedly came into force on June 1, 1915, with publication in Takvim-i Vekayi, the official gazette of the Ottoman State. The temporary law expired on February 8, 1916. The Tehcir Law was part of the special measures against the Armenian population taken by the Ottoman Empire during the World War I. This was coupled by a second set of order given to the "Special Organization" for the elimination of the evacuated population also including the alleged taking care of the vacated properties. Ottoman archives document that Armenian evacuation started as early as March 2. 1915. After the expiration of the "Tehcir Law" evacuation and massacres still followed. On 13 September 1915, the Ottoman parliament passed the "Temporary...
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