GREEK DEPORTATIONS

THE NEED OF THE LATEST VICTIMS OF TURKISH CRUELTY

THE NEW YORK TIMES
8 OCT 1917

 
"The deportation and atrocious slaughter of the Greeks in Asia Minor, the deportations to the total number of 700,000 by the Turkish authorities have been overshadowed by massacres, larger and more appalling, of Armenians and Syrians.

A year later Greek deportation began on a scale second only to the great crime in Armenia. At least one-half of the Greek population has been deported from the cities and hamlets on the coast of Asia Minor from the Black Sea to the eastern end of Cilicia, or around three-fourths of the coast of this peninsula.

For those acts no excuse or pretext whatever existed in rebellion, resistance, conspiracy or agitation against the Ottoman Empire. This Greek population has always been free from opposition to the rule of the Turkish Government."

Source

 

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

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