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The strong connection between the Itihàts (conspirators) and Masonry is a well-documented fact. The leftist Turkish writer, Kamouran Mberik Xartboutlou, in his book, The Turkish Impasse ( from the Greek translation of the French publication of 1974. p.24), wrote: "Those who desired entry into the inner circle of that secret organization [the Itihàt], had to be a Mason, and had to have the backing of a large segment of the commercial class." The true nature of the relationship between the Young Turks and the Masonic lodges of Thessaloniki has been commented upon by many researchers and writers. In her well-known and extensively documented book, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (London. 1928, p. 284), author and historian Nesta Webster writes that "The Young Turk movement began in the Masonic lodges of Thessaloniki under the direct supervision of the Grand Orient Lodge of Italy, which later shared in the success of Mustapha Kemal."

Of course, the precise nature of this relationship is clouded in mystery, but enough facts exist allowing for more than just informed conjecture based on circumstantial evidence. An example of the Itihàt-Masonic connection is the interview that Young Turk, Refik Bey, gave to the Paris newspaper Le Temps, on the 20th of August 1908: "It's true that we receive support from Freemasonry and especially from Italian Masonry. The two Italian lodges [of Thessaloniki] -- Macedonia Risorta and Labor et Lux -- have provided invaluable services and have been a refuge for us. We meet there as fellow Masons, because it is a fact that many of us are Masons, but more importantly we meet so that we can better organize ourselves."

'The Young Turks: Who Were They?'

The decision to carry out a genocide against the Armenian people was made by the political party in power in the Ottoman Empire. This was the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) (or Ittihad ve Terakki Jemiyeti), popularly known as the Young Turks. Three figures from the CUP controlled the government; Mehmet Talaat, Minister of the Interior in 1915 and Grand Vizier (Prime Minister) in 1917; Ismail Enver, Minister of War; Ahmed Jemal, Minister of the Marine and Military Governor of Syria. This Young Turk triumvirate relied on other members of the CUP appointed to high government posts and assigned to military commands to carry out the Armenian Genocide.

'Who was responsible for the Armenian Genocide?'

U.S. State Department
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005

- restrictions on political activity
- unlawful killings
- torture, beatings, and other abuses of persons by security forces
- poor prison conditions
- arbitrary detention
- impunity and corruption
- lengthy pretrial detention
- excessively long trials
- restrictions on freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and association
- restrictions on religious freedom
- violence and discrimination against women
- child abuse
- child marriage
- trafficking in persons
- restrictions on worker's rights
- child labor

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A Turkish court, acting on a prosecutor's recommendation, on Wednesday ordered the blocking of access to the enormously popular free video-sharing Web site YouTube because it featured clips that allegedly insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish state.

In Turkey, it is a crime punishable by imprisonment to denigrate "Turkishness" or Ataturk. The statute is sometimes used to prosecute people who criticize official government policy on a wide range of sensitive issues.

The Seattle Times, March 8, 2007

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News & Research Articles

Aproko Naija News - Man who assassinated Russian Ambassador to Turkey was one of the police on guard (PHOTOs) - 20/12/16

BBC World Service - Mevlut Mert Altintas: Turkish policeman who shot Russia's envoy - 20/12/16

National Post - Policeman shot dead after assassinating Russian ambassador to Turkey, shouting 'Don’t forget Aleppo!' - 19/12/16

Turkey - Today's Zaman: Documents alleging Gülen is Mason turn out to be forgeries - 30/03/2015

Taki Magazine: The Byzantine Forces Behind Turkish Politics - 19/06/13

Steve Sailer Blog: Young Turks, Salonikan Freemasons, and Crypto-Jews - 18/06/13

Todays Zaman - Ergenekon Conspiracy: Turkey Freemasons cooperate on ‘terrorist scholarships’ says prosecutor - 29/12/10

RTT News: 3 Serving Generals Suspended On Sedition Charges In Turkey Masonic Coup Conspiracy - 25/11/2010

Asian Tribune: US Congressional Panel's Decision Shows Blatant Hypocrisy - 'It should be noted that the Ottoman Empire was a distant memory since 1908 after the Young Turks, run by the Freemasons, had taken effective control of the falling Caliphate' - 08/03/10

Wall Street Journal - Turkey Charges 11 More Conspirators: Generals planned to create 'state of emergency' using False-Flag Terror Bombings - 26/02/10

BBC: Top Turkish Freemasons charged over coup plot - 25/02/10

BBC: Disarray at Turkey Ergenekon Secret Society 'Deep State' Terror Trial - 20/10/08

Spero News: Christian missionaries shadowed by Turkish army - War-on-Terror-Allie Update - 29/09/08

Todays Zaman - Ergenekon Trial Hearing Date Set For October - 10/09/08

Militaryphoto.net - Ankara Military Parade Ground Statue Atatürk Masonic Handsign - 30/08/08

Financial Times - Turkey charges 86 with coup plot - 15/07/08

Quaerentia Blog: Turkey, Christians and religious freedom? - 14/07/08

Antiwar.com - Deep State Coup Averted in Turkey - 09/02/2008

Armenia - AZG Armenian Daily: Grand Orient of France Official: 'Nothing in common with Anglo-Saxon Masons that "thrust their nose" in any business worldwide' - 24/04/07

Todays Zaman - Masonic lodge shaken by mass resignations - 03/04/2007

Todays Zaman - Turkish Freemasons Afraid of Being 'YouTubed'; Previously posted hidden camera video revealed animal sacrifice as part of a ritual - 16/11/2006

National Post - Turkey's war on dissent: Inside the Republic created and controlled by 'The Deep State' - Turkish Freemasonry - 10/06/2006

Al-Jazeerah.info - The History of Freemasonry in Turkey - The Turkish Experiment with 'Westernization' - 26/12/2004

Reuters - Turkish bombing case defendant denies wider links - 06/08/04

Channel News Asia - Suicide bombers in Istanbul wanted to burn freemasons alive: reports - 11/03/04

Moscow Times - Botched Istanbul Suicide Attack Kills 2 - 11/03/04

Channel News Asia - Freemasons, targeted by bombing, viewed with suspicion in Turkey - 10/03/04

Reuters - Istanbul bombing raises security fears - 10/03/04

Albania/Macedonia - Antiwar.com: European Intel accuses U.S. of funding Albanian KLA Terrorists in Macedonia - 22/06/2002

E.U./N.A.T.O. - Eric Margolis: Operation Gladio, Clockwork Orange, and P2 - 21/05/2000

Syria/Iraq - Alamut: Qabalah, Freemasonry, the Tijaniyah Order, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and Sufism

Chechnya - AAR: Chechnya Sufi Secret Societies - 01/09/97

Vatican - San Francisco Bay Guardian: The 1981 Assassination Attempt of Pope John Paul II, The Grey Wolves, and Turkish & U.S. Government Intelligence Agencies - 14/05/81

Further Reading

'Global' Freemasonry: A Certain Point Within A Circle - The Masonic 'Family'