Armenian Secret Army For The Liberation Of Armenia

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The second case will be represented by nationalist terrorism. In this case study I will Identify and describe the groups involved. The terrorist group for this case study will be Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA). Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia was a Marxist-Leninist Armenian terrorist group was founded in 1975 with the intention of compelling the Turkish Government to acknowledge publicly its alleged responsibility for killing over 1.5 million innocent people in 1915. This was to territory for an Armenian homeland. The group 's initial bombing and assassination attacks were directed against Turkish targets and later French and Swiss targets to force release of imprisoned men. Around 1982 the Armenian terrorists established an underground cell in Toronto for the purpose of extorting money from Armenian-Canadians in order to raise funds for a projected campaign of insurgency in the Middle East. The case study I will be using will be the attacks On October 22, 1975 Turkish Ambassador in Austria, Danis Tunaligil was assassinated by three members of ASALA. Two days later, Turkish Ambassador in France, Ismail Erez and his chauffeur were killed. This case study is another great example of why the hypothesis from Joseph Margolin (1977: 273-4), "much terrorist behavior is a response to the frustration of various political, economic, and personal needs or objectives." is accurate. The political objectives were to force an end to
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