THE TURKISH ATROCITIES IN ASIA MINOR AND IN THE PONTUS.
SPEECH GIVEN BEFORE THE GREEK NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
by G. Baltazzi (Minister for Foreign Affairs).
May 31, 1922.
We are in the twentieth century, Mustapha Kemal and his men are undefined criminals. You the so-called civilised France, behold the massacres of Samsoun! Your assistance to the Kemalists constitutes the greatest crime. You have been the cause of the disappearance of thousands of Greeks and Armenians beneath the feet of these criminals. You, Mr Poincaré, should be aware that the responsibility of hundreds and thousands of Greeks and Armenians in Pontus and Cilicia falls greatly upon France, whose alliance with Kemal has given rise to these atrocities. History will record in black letters this injustice committed by France. In the name of my fellow country-men, I protest against this wrong. - Ali Sami. Editor of the newspaper Adalet, Constantinople, p33.