TURKS PARBOILED 250,000

July 31, 1919 New York Times

Charges that Turkish officials decimated the Greek population along the Black Sea coast by 250,000 men, women and children living between Sinope and Or(n)dou without the shedding of blood, but by ‘parboiling’ the victims in Turkish baths and turning them out half-clad to die of pneumonia or other ills in the snow of an Anatolian Winter, are made in a letter from Dr. George E. White, representative of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East, made public yesterday.

Dr. White said that in the Province of Bafra, also, where there were more than 29,000 village Greeks, now less than 13,000 survive, and every Greek settlement has been burned. The number of orphans, including some Armenian and Turkish children, in the entire district, it was said, aggregated 60,000. Since the armistice, the doctor wrote, many of the deportees have been returning to their ruined homes.

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David Lloyd George - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“...tens of thousands of men, women and children have been deported, and tens of thousands have died. It was pure deliberate extermination.” 

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