DRIVING GREEKS FROM PONTUS

KEMALISTS DEMAND THAT GREECE GIVE SHELTER TO 200,000 MORE.

13 Nov 1922

 

"Dr. Nansen's mission to Kemal has failed. The Kemalists demand that Greece give shelter to 200,000 more women and children from the Province of Pontus; otherwise they will be deporterd to the interior of Anatolia.

A Kemalist declared to Dr. nNnsen that if it was impossible for the Greeks to give hospitality to these refugees, and if Greece expelled Moslems from Greek territory, the Turks would not hesitate to massacre the Greeks remaining in Turkey, including Constantinople. An American relief representative was informed of a threat to massacre 20,000 Armenian and Greek orphans in the same province who have since been transported to Greece."

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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