MASSACRE
Of 100 Greeks in Asia Minor is
Reported by Refugees Who
Arrive in Athens.

The Daily Telegram.
June 16, 1914, p.1.
By Associated Press.

         ATHENS,  June   16.  -   Greek
refugees   from   Asia   Minor   today
brought  reports  of  the massacre by
Turks   of    100    Greeks,   including
priests, old  men and  children, in the
town  of  Phokia,   twenty-five   miles
north-west   of   Smyrna.  The   town,
according  to  the official  report, was
invaded  by a horde  of  armed  men,
who  looted   and  then set  fire to all
the  buildings.  They are  said to have
been  assisted  by  the  Turkish police.
The  inhabitants, most of whom were
Greeks,  fled,  leaving  their  property
behind them, and 3,800 of them have
reached   Salonika.    They   declared
that   the bodies   of  the   massacred
people  were  thrown  into wells. The
refugees, many of  whom  were suffe-
ring from wounds, were in a state of
starvation.


The Daily Telegram. (Clarksburg, W. Va.), 16 June 1914. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

 

Further Reading:

The Massacre at Foça 1914
The 1914 cleansing of Aegean Greeks as a case of violent Turkification.
Le Sac de Phocée: et L'expulsion des Grecs Ottomans d'Asie-Mineure en Juin 1914.
Phocée 1913 - 1920; Le témoignage de Félix Sartiaux.
Félix Sartiaux: An Eye-Witness to the Massacre of Greeks at Foça

 

 

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