THE FORMATION OF THE MILITIA IN VAN PROVINCE (November 1915 - October 1916)
After liberation of Van and the great part of the province in May 1915, the Caucasian Army command formed an interim administration of Armenians headed by Aram Manukyan, a prominent figure in the Armenian liberation movement. Together with other authorities, the judicial system, including militia, was organized. Unfortunately, the service of the Armenian militia, which was supposed to protect the safety and security of the Armenians of Vaspurakan, appeared again in the area of sharp divisions between the parties, which mainly affected the Vaspurakan people, seeking the way of returning to their homeland. The situation in Van-Vaspurakan has worsened after the departure of the militia.
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