THE DEPORTATIONS IN ASIA MINOR 1921-1922
Mark H. Ward, M.D.
Mark Ward was a physician involved in overseeing medical work in countries such as Turkey, Syria, China, France and India. He first went to the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1915 and remained there for two years working for the American Red Cross in Constantinople. After America's entry into the war, he joined the United States Army and after the Armistice (30 Oct 1918), he returned to do relief work and was stationed in Harput where he was a physician at the American Hospital. Ward was also Acting Director of the Near East Relief. Read entire bio.
- Memorandum on Greek Deportations: May 1921- January 1923, by Mark H. Ward, M.D.
- Extracts from the diary of Dr. Mark H. Ward: May 26, 1921-February 23, 1923.
- Appendix: Turkish atrocities in Asia Minor. (Reprinted by permission from The Daily telegraph, May 29, 1922).
Beginning with May 26th, 1921 and up to January 1922, there were a total of 20,378 deportees that reached Kharput. About 18,000 were Greek Ottomans and the remaining 2,000 were Armenians. They were from the following places, named in the order in which the deportees reached Kharput:-
Konia, Cesarea, Amasia, Biledjik, Eskisehir and villages near Brussa, Eregli, Afium Karahisar, Alishar, Kutahia, Sivri-Hissar, Aksehir, Keroman, Haymans, Ordu, Kerasun, Samsun. Khanza, Topejuk, Marsivan, Koppy, Vozir-Kupru, Sparta, Burdur , Endemish. -- Mark H.Ward, p3.
Mark Hopkins Ward (Near East Relief)
Map of Greek Deportations, Mark Ward's Testimony.
21 Jun 1922: Nations of World Urged to Declare Turkey an Outlaw, Christian Science Monitor
16 May 1922: Turkish Atrocities Stir Britain to Act, New York Times