TURKISH ATROCITIES
DILATORY BRITISH
(The "Times" Cables)

The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939), p. 5.


LONDON, July 28.
The correspondent of the "Times" at Constantinople reports that the Nationalists have massacred hundreds of Greeks and Armenian civilians at Geive [Geyve], and there have been numerous murders elsewhere. These crimes were quite unprovoked.

The conduct of the Greek troops has been exemplary, but they will be difficult to restrain if they find more butchered Christians. The British Government is blamed for dilatoriness in trying the Turks interned at Malta who are charged in connection with massacres. These were invariably authorised from above. So far only one man has been hanged. If a few more of the more highly placed Turks know they risked their own necks the massacres would probably cease.

 

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