Sasun Uprising (1904)

Sasun Uprising (1904)

The Sasun Uprising, or Sasun Rebellion, of 1904 (Armenian: Սասունի երկրորդ ապստամբութիւնը, Sasuni yerkrord apstambut'yunĕ, literally Second Sassoun resistance) was the uprising and resistance of the Armenian militia in Turkey's Sason region.

The Ottoman Empire's forces, previously defeated in the First Zeitun Resistance, did not want the formation of another semi-autonomous Armenian region in the "Eastern" vilayets. In Sason, the Armenian national liberation movement was working to arm the region and to recruit young Armenians by motivating them to the Armenian cause.

Read more about Sasun Uprising (1904):  Background, Armed Conflicts, Aftermath

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