TURKISH PERSECUTION OF GREEKS

THE TIMES. 18TH APRIL 1914. PAGE 7

4,000 REFUGEES AT HERACLEA.
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT)

ATHENS, APRIL 17.

After all deductions have been made to cover for exaggeration, there is abundant evidence to show that the Turks are subjecting the Greeks in Thrace and at Smyrna to systematic persecution in order to bring about their emigration. Approximately 4,000 refugees are now concentrated at Heraclea, of whom 1,000 have already embarked. The boycott of Greeks and of Greek merchandise in the environs of Smyrna is being prosecuted with increasing vigour and is doing considerable damage to European commercial interests.

 

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David Lloyd George - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“...tens of thousands of men, women and children have been deported, and tens of thousands have died. It was pure deliberate extermination.” 

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