REPORT 15,000 PERSONS MASSACRED BY TURKS
Only Few Christian Women and Children Escape
The New York Herald,
14 June 1922, p.3.
WASHINGTON, June 13 (United News).
Some fifteen villages have been wiped
out and of a population of 15,000 only a
few women and children have escaped
annihilation at the hands of the Turks
in massacres and depredations in the
district of Rhodopolis, according to a
cablegram just received from Athens by
the Royal Greek Legation.
At Djevegli several Greeks were be-
headed and their heads, fixed on poles
exposed for days in the market place.
At Platana, near Trebizond, all the best
Greek houses were set on fire and the
The cablegram stated that the Greek
Governor of Sokia has received reports
that the whole Greek population in
Asia Minor territory near Geronda has
been deported toward the remotest in-
terior in the direction of Mougla.
Djevegli, likely Tsevizlik
Platana, today Akçaabat
Sokia, today Söke
Geronda, today Didyma
Mougla, today Muğla