Tpc ch2 - the armenian genocide, rouben paul. 1915-1923 the armenian population of anatolia and historic west o. Since the 11th century had lived under the turks. Ottomans imposed a strict hierarchical system to govern their empire state was to reduce the christian populations. Beginning in 1915, anatolian armenians were deported to syria and. In its decline, decided that the only way to save the turkish o. After 8 years of warfare and turmoil, the armenians had disappeared from their homeland: who committed the genocide? o o. Jemal, minister of navy & military governor of syria. Realized that the problems in the empire were endemic and systemic. Decisions made in conformity with overt and covert party objectives. Suspicious of british, french, and russian colonial designs. Militarily challenged by greece, serbia, bulgaria (formerly under ottoman rule) o. Responsibility lies with those who chose to considered and took the.