Djevdet Bey

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Not to be confused with the (unrelated) novel Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları by Orhan Pamuk.

Djevdet Bey, Jevdet Bey, Cevdet Belbez[1] (Modern Turkish: Cevdet Bey ) was the governor of the Van vilayet of the Ottoman Empire during World War I and the Siege of Van. He is considered responsible for the massacres of Armenians in and around Van.[2] Clarence Ussher, a witness to these events, reported that 55,000 Armenians were subsequently killed.[3][4] He succeeded Governor Tahsin Bey.

He was portrayed by Elias Koteas in the 2002 film Ararat.[5]

He was the brother-in-law of Enver Pasha.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sait Çetinoğlu, "Bir Osmanlı Komutanının Soykırım Güncesi", Birikim, 09.04.2009. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Kévorkian, Raymond H. (2010). The Armenian genocide : a complete history (Reprinted. ed.). London: I. B. Tauris. p. 321. ISBN 1848855613. 
  3. ^ Steven Leonard Jacobs, ed. (2009). Confronting genocide Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. p. 130. ISBN 0739135902. 
  4. ^ Rubenstein, Richard L. (2010). Jihad and genocide (1st pbk. ed.). Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 51. ISBN 0742562026. 
  5. ^ "Elias Koteas". IMDb. 

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