Published in "The Times"
LONDON ,Saturday.

Recorder, SA. 3 Aug 1920.

The correspondent of "The Times" at Constantinople says that the Turkish Nationalists have massacred hundreds of Greeks and Armenian civilians in Asia Minor.

There have been no provocation to occasion the crimes. The conduct of the Greek troops had been exemplary hitherto, but it will be difficult to restrain them if they find more butchered Christians.

The British Government is blamed for dilatoriness in trying the Tur(k)s who are interned at Malta, charged with complicity in massacres. The atrocities, it seems have been invariably authorised by those in the higher positions. So far, only one of the prisoners has been hanged, but if a few of the higher authorities knew that they risked their necks the massacres would probably cease.



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