TURKS MASSACRE 15,000 MORE GREEKS
So the Athens Government Reports to its Legation in Washington.
DEPORTATIONS THE PRETEXT
Kemalist Troops Employed in Systematic Campaign of Murder and Starvation.
The New York Times.
June 14, 1922.
Special to The New York Times.
WASHINGTON. JUNE 13. - In a dis-
patch received by the Greek Legation
today the Greek Government says that
Athens is filled with a deep sense of
horror over the massacre of 15,000 men,
women and children by Turks in the
district of Rhodopolis.
The dispatch says that the Greek Gov-
ernor of Sokia reports that five Greeks
who escaped from Geronda, in the in-
terior of Asia Minor, brought tidings
that the whole Greek population in that
part of the country has been deported
toward the furthest interior, in the di-
rection of Mougla.
Another official cablegram says that
Dr. Dalolio, an Italian physician of the
Italian Red Cross, has just arrived in
Athens from Makri and has made known
to the authorities an account of Ke-
malist atrocities which "he saw with his
own eyes." This physician is said to
have confirmed the reports that the
atrocities are carried out according to
a premeditated plan of eliminating all
traces of elements which are not Mus-
ulman. Every male inhabitant between
the ages of 12 and 85 years is deported
into the interior and forced to march
for forty days to Fonjah and Malatin,
or assigned to forced labor.
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