The Deportation of Ottoman Greeks in 1915.
American Embassy Constantinople report. File 867.4016/123.
August 10, 1915. 11 pages.

 

An American Embassy document which details the persecution of the Greeks of Gallipoli, the Diocese of the Dardanelles, Coutali, the Island of Marmora, Calolimno, Pyrgos and Buyuk Dere as well as the surrounding regions which began in April of 1915. These Greeks were ordered to leave their homes and businesses on short notice and then deported to Muslim villages in Asia Minor.

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Placenames/locations:

Gallipoli (Trk: Gelibolu, Grk: Καλλίπολις)
Dardanelles Straits (Trk: Çanakkale Boğazı) formerly Hellespont.
Dardanelles town (Trk: Çanakkale)
Coutali or Koutali Island (Trk: Ekinlik)
Marmora Island (Trk: Marmara Adasi)
Calolimno or Kalolimno Island is situated east of Marmora opposite the classical Rhyndacus River (Trk: Mustafakemalpasa River).
Pyrgos (Trk: Kemerburgaz) in the Eyüp district. 25km NW of Constantinople (Trk: Istanbul)
Buyuk Dere is located 13 km east of Pyrgos. 

David Lloyd George - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

“...tens of thousands of men, women and children have been deported, and tens of thousands have died. It was pure deliberate extermination.”

House of Commons, 4 August 1922.

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