MASSACRE
OF 100 GREEKS IN ASIA MINOR IS REPORTED BY GREEK REFUGEES WHO ARRIVE IN ATHENS

The Daily Telegram.

June 16, 1914, p.1.

By Associated Press.

ATHENS, June 16.-Greek refugees from Asia Minor today brought reports of the massacre by Turks of 100 Greeks, including priests, old men and children, in the town of Phokia, twenty-five miles north-west of Smyrna. The town, according to the official report, was invaded by a horde of armed men, who looted and then set fire to all the buildings. They are said to have been assisted by the Turkish police. The inhabitants, most of whom were Greeks, fled, leaving their property behind them, and 3,800 of them have reached Salonika. They declared that the bodies of the massacred people were thrown into wells. The refugees, many of whom were suffering from wounds, were in a state of starvation.

 

Source:

• The Daily Telegram. (Clarksburg, W. Va.), 16 June 1914. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Further Reading:

• Foça 1914
• The 1914 cleansing of Aegean Greeks as a case of violent Turkification.
• Le Sac de Phocée: et L'expulsion des Grecs Ottomans d'Asie-Mineure en Juin 1914.
• Phocée 1913 - 1920; Le témoignage de Félix Sartiaux.

 

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