WHOLESALE DEPORTATIONS

The Times, London. 
12 Jan 1916, p7.

Public irritation against the Central Empires has been increased by accounts of the persecution of Greeks in Turkey related by an American missionary who has arrived in Athens. He states that flogging, torture and massacre are the order of the day. Enormous numbers of Greeks who have been deported to the interior of Turkey have died of hunger and infectious diseases; 36,000 Greeks have been deported from Brusa, 40,000 from the Dardanelles, and 45,000 from the European shores of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Note: The European shores of the Black Sea refers to the region of Eastern Thrace. 

 

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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.” 

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