Quashing Reform

Date December 1914


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  • The Genocide

The Reform Act brought international attention to issues that the Ottoman government perceived as internal. The Committee on Union and Progress ( CUP) was incensed. The European inspectors had barely reached their posts when an imperial edict sent them home. Under the leadership of Mehmed Talaat Pasha, the Ottoman government suspended the Reform Act in December 1914 based on the Empire’s entry into World War I.