Chronology of the Armenian Genocide -- 1921

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January 3, 4, and 5
An acquittal is handed down for those accused of the massacre in Adrianople (Edirne).
January 18
The Ottoman government abolishes the courts martial.
January 20
The Turkish Nationalist Pact demands the inclusion of Armenia, Smyrna, and Thrace in Turkish territory.
January 21
The trial on the Erzerum massacres is reviewed by a new and higher court.
Naim Jevad, an accused war criminal, is sent by Enver as an envoy from Moscow to Constantinople.
February 8
Mustafa Pasha, presiding judge of the court martial which had condemned Nusret to death on August 5, 1920, is acquitted of the charge of having joined in a conspiracy against the government after six months of imprisonment and a trial. The trial signals the beginning of the reversal of the policy to bring the Ittihadists to justice.
February 11
After a ten-months siege, Aintab capitulates to Turkish Nationalist forces.
February 17
The trial on the Keghi massacres is held.
February 18
Some of the war criminals are acquitted.
February 24
The investigation of the Der-el-Zor (Deir el-Zor) massacres begins.
March 10
The investigation of the Der-el-Zor (Deir el-Zor) massacres continues.
March 15
Talaat is assassinated in Berlin by an Armenian student, Soghomon Tehlirian. Talaat had been condemned to death by the Turkish court martial on July 11, 1919. (In 1943, the Turkish government removed the remains of Talaat from Nazi Germany and enshrined them with great ceremony on Liberty Hill in Constantinople.)
June 1
The German Foreign Office obstructs the former German Consul at Aleppo, Rossler, from testifying in the Berlin court trying Talaat's assassin, Soghomon Tehlirian.
June 2
Tehlirian's trial is held in Berlin.
June 3
Tehlirian is acquitted.
December 6
Said Halim is assassinated in Rome.

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