Poverty Bay Herald

August 30, 1917.

Reuter’s Agency is informed that a memorandum has been addressed to M. Holitis, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs, by refugees from Aivali, a town situated on the coast of Asia Minor, opposite Mytilene, protesting against the policy of extermination followed by the Turks against the Greek inhabitants there. These Hellenic refugees declare that more than 30,000 Greeks, mostly women and children, have been forcibly deported into the interior of Asia Minor. Their houses and property have been destroyed and all kinds of ‘unimaginable atrocities’ committed upon them.



Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - British Statesman

“... Mustapha Kemal's Army ... celebrated their triumph by the burning of Smyrna to ashes and by a vast massacre of its Christian population...”

Churchill W, The Aftermath, New York, Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1929, p444