Evacuation of the Different Towns and Villages and Violent Manner of Expelling the Inhabitants, 1915

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Evacuation of the Different Towns and Villages and Violent Manner of Expelling the Inhabitants.
American Embassy Constantinople. File 867.4016/123.
August 10, 1915. 11 pages.

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The following American Embassy document dispatched from Constantinople and dated August 1915 is signed by U.S Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Henry Morgenthau Senior. It details the persecution of Greeks from Gallipoli (Tr: Gelibolu), Dardanelles and Coutali (Tr: Ekinlik), the islands of Marmara and Calolimno (Tr: İmralı), Pyrgos (Tr: Kemerburgaz) and Büyükdere. These Greeks were persecuted beginning in March-April of 1915. They were ordered to leave their homes and businesses on short notice and deported to the interior of Asia Minor where they were scattered among Muslim villages.
 

Further Reading:
The Ethnic Cleansing of Greeks from Gallipoli, April 1915 – Quadrant Online
Deutschland über Allah! Germany, Gallipoli and The Great War.
12 Jul 1915: Turks are evicting native Christians, New York Times
16 Jul 1915: Turks Persecute Greeks, The Age
The Testimony of Metropolitan of Gallipoli and Madytos, Konstantinos Koidakis
Otto Liman von Sanders (1855-1929)

 

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