TURKISH PERSECUTION OF GREEKS
4,000 REFUGEES AT HERACLEA.
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT)
18 April 1914, p.7.
ATHENS, April 17.
After all deductions have been made to cover
for exaggeration, there is abundant evi-
dence 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.
The Ports sadly misjudges the effect of this
policy if it thinks that it is likely to further an
amicable arrangement with Greece on the sub-
ject of the Islands.