TURKS MASSACRE 15,000 MORE GREEKS
SO THE ATHENS GOVERNMENT REPORTS TO ITS LEGATION IN WASHINGTON.
DEPORTATIONS THE PRETEXT
KEMALIST TROOPS EMPLOYED IN SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN OF MURDER AND STARVATION.

The New York Times.
June 14, 1922.

In a dispatch received by the Greek Legation today the Greek Government says that Athens is filled with a deep sense of horror over the massacre of 15,000 men, women and children by Turks in the district of Rhodopolis.

The dispatch says that the Greek Governor of Sokia reports that five Greeks who escaped from Geronda, in the interior of Asia Minor, brought tidings that the whole Greek population in that part of the country has been deported toward the furthest interior, in the direction of Mougla.

Another official cablegram says that Dr. Dalolio, an Italian physician of the Italian Red Cross, has just arrived in Athens from Makri and has made known to the authorities an account of Kemalist atrocities which "he saw with his own eyes." This physician is said to have confirmed the reports that the atrocities are carried out according to a premeditated plan of eliminating all traces of elements which are not Musulman. Every male inhabitant between the ages of 12 and 85 years is deported into the interior and forced to march for forty days to Fonjah and Malatin, or assigned to forced labor.

 

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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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