Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA)   
Friday 21 October 1921, p5.

GREEK VILLAGES DESTROYED
ATROCITIES BY THE KEMALISTS

(Reuter's Telegram)

CONSTANTINOPLE, October 18.
According to reliable foreign testimony, 420 out of 720 prosperous Greek villages in the
Black Sea district of Samsun and Bafra, have been completely destroyed in the past few months.
The male inhabitants were either massacred or deported, and the women were removed to the interior.
The remaining 300 villages, it is stated, were partially destroyed, and are inhabited by only a few women.
The principal organiser of this persecution was a boatman named Osman Agha, of Constantinople, now a
Kemalist (Turkish Nationalist) colonel.

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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