Asbarez: How Turkey Destroyed or Disposed Its Historical Archives and Documents

Asbarez: How Turkey Destroyed or Disposed Its Historical Archives and Documents. “For several decades, the Turkish government and its propagandists have been announcing that the state documents, particularly the Ottoman archives, are fully open and available to any researcher from around the world. What Turkish officials and their supporters do not say is that many documents of the Ottoman archives have been removed, destroyed, sold or disposed of. In addition, some of the most sensitive archives are still closed to outsiders.”