KEMAL WON'T INSURE AGAINST MASSACRES

HIS MESSAGE DISQUIETS LEAGUE OFFICIALS,
WHO FEAR TURKS HAVE BEGUN THE SLAUGHTER.

BY EDWIN L. JAMES

NEW YORK TIMES

 

GENEVA, SEP 10 - The Secretary of the League of Nations received today from Mustapha Kemal Pasha a cryptic telegram saying that on account of the excited spirit of the Turkish population the Angora Government would not be responsible for massacres. This is taken here to mean that massacres have already begun.

It is not clear what the League as such can do to prevent excesses by the victorious Turks, but it is expected that Lord Robert Cecil will bring the matter before the Assembly tomorrow and ask that the Governments of the League possessing the force take action to protect the Christian minorities in Asia Minor.

Kemal's message was sent through the Red Cross.

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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