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
inhabitants massacred.
   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.


Note:
Djevegli, likely Tsevizlik  
Platana, today Akçaabat
Trebizond, Trabzon
Sokia, today Söke
Geronda, today Didyma
Mougla, today Muğla


 

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