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
July 13, 1919.
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 Fi-
nance, 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 Ambas-
sador at Constantinople, and Sir Louis
Mallet, the British Ambassador at the
same place, have left no doubt in their
dispatches, books, articles, and i nter-
views 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 con-
vened by Ahmed Abouk Pasha, the Min-
ister 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 Arm-
enian, Greek and Syrian atrocities and
deportations. It reached its practical
climax on April 12, when Kemal Bey,
former Minister of Food and Governor
of Diarbekr, was actually executed in
Bayazid Square, Stamboul.