YEREVAN–“Talaat Pasha’s Report on the Armenian Genocide, 1917” was published by the Gomidas Institute in April 2011. As the title implies, it is an appraisal of a report that was found in Talaat Pasha’s private papers and published by the Turkish journalist and popular historian Murat Bardakci. According to Sarafian, Bardakci’s analysis of Talaat’s report was limited and did not reflect the true content of the original document. Sarafian draws on Ottoman records to verify the authenticity of the 1917 document and interpret its content. He argues that the 1917 report was actually a special assessment of the Armenian Genocide.
The Yerevan-based Mediamax News Agency sat down with Sarafian for an interview. Read the interview here.