GREEKS AND ARMENIANS

TURKISH MASSACRES
FIGURES TOTAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
 
(Reuter's Message)

London, Wednesday.

Reuter's agency has received from a Greek source figures showing that in the spring of 1914 the Turks deported 700,000 Greeks of whom 500,000 are now refugees in Greece.

Since the war started to the end of 1917, it is added, the Turks deported many Greeks and Armenians, of which 700,000 Armenians and 200,000 Greeks had been massacred, while 200,000 Greeks who had been mobilised in the Turkish Army had been put to death or had died of their sufferrings.

A great number of women and children were forcibly converted to Islamism. Others were killed or had committed suicide.

The Greek property taken by the Turks and Germans is valued at £125,000,000.

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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