TURKEY CONDEMNS ITS WAR LEADERS;

Court-Martial Gives Death Sentence to Enver Pasha, Talaat Bey, and Djemal Pasha.
ALL THREE MADE ESCAPES
Djavid Bey and Alusa Metssa Get 15 Years at Hard Labor for Part in the War.

NEW YORK TIMES
 
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 11.--Enver Pasha, Talaat Bey, and Djemel Pasha, the leaders of the Turkish Government during the war, were condemned to death today by a Turkish count-martial investigating the conduct of the Turkish Government during the war period.

Enver and his two leading associates in the Young Turk Government fled from Turkey several months ago, and their whereabouts is uncertain.

Djavid Bey, former Minister of Finance, and Alusa Mussa Kiazim, former Sheik-ul-Islam, were sentenced to fifteen years at hard labour.

The court-martial acquitted Rifaat Bey, former President of the Senate, and Hachim Bey, former Minister of Posts and Telegraph.

Henry Morgenthau, American Ambassador at Constantinople, and Sir Louis Mallet, the British Ambassador at the same place, have left no doubt in their dispatches, books, articles, and interviews of the guilt of the Young Turk leaders which has just been proclaimed with sentences pronounced by a Turkish court-martial ordered by the Grand Vizier Damad Ferid Pasha and convened by Ahmed Abouk Pasha, the Minister of War.

It is the climax of a long series of prosecutions undertaken by the officials of the new regime to clear the skirts of the Turkish poeople from blame for joining in the war and for the Armenian, Greek and Syrian atrocities and deportations. It reached its practical climax on April 12, when Kemal Bey, former Minister of Food and Governor of Diarbekir, was actually executed in Bayazid Square, Stamboul.
 
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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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