REPORT THAT 900 CHRISTIANS

WERE MASSACRED IN BIGHA

The New York Times

September 27, 1922

 

LONDON, Sept. 27.-A few persons who escaped to the town of DARDANELLES, south of CHANAK, from BIGHA, assert that the Christian population in Bigha was massacred by bands of Turks, some of them in uniform, who entered the town five days ago, says a dispatch to The London Timesfrom Constantinople.

They seized all the Greeks and Armenians, numbering about 900, and beheaded some and shot the remainder. It is hoped that the stories are exaggerated, the dispatch adds, but news from BRUSA and elsewhere in Anatolia indicates that all the irregulars and many of Kemal's regulars are out of hand.

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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