TELLS HOW TURKS TORTURED GREEKS

PRELATE'S LATTER DESCRIBES ATROCITIES IN HELLENIC TERRITORIES OF BLACK SEA

POPULATION IS SCATTERED

DECLARES DEPORTATIONS INTO SNOWY-COVERED LANDS REPLACES OPENLY BRUTAL OUTRAGES

The New York Times

July 5, 1919

Atrocities perpetrated by the Turks against the Greeks in the Black Sea territories are described in a letter of His Grace Germanos, Lord Archbishop of Amassia and Samsoun, in a letter sent from Constantinople to M.Constantinides, President of the Pont-Euxine Unredeemed Greeks Committee. A copy of the letter was received from London by Sava Kehaya, President of the Greek-American Pontus League, 120 Broadway.

The letter follows in part:
"Euxinus Pontus has undergone the greatest calamities and disasters, not only from the all-powerful Turkish party of 'Union and Progress', but also from all the Turkish people. The Turkish people, after having hacked to death a million Armenians, organised and are still organising according to the same methods, similar outrages. They were led, but only according to their own instincts, by the Government of Talaat, Enver, Djemal, and their accomplices."

Source

 

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - British Statesman

“... Mustapha Kemal's Army ... celebrated their triumph by the burning of Smyrna to ashes and by a vast massacre of its Christian population...”

Churchill W, The Aftermath, New York, Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1929, p444

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