TURKISH ATROCITIES
DILATORY BRITISH
(The "Times" Cables)

The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939), p. 5.


                       LONDON, July 28.
The   correspondent   of   the  "Times"  at
Constantinople  reports that   the   Nation-
alists have massacred hundreds of Greeks
and   Armenian  civilians  at   Geive,   and
there  have been  numerous murders else-
where.  These  crimes  were  quite  unpro-
voked.
   The conduct of  the  Greek  troops  has
been  exemplary,  but  they  wil l be   diff-
icult  to  restrain  if  they  find  more  but-
chered  Christians.   The  British   Govern-
ment  is  blamed  for  dilatoriness  in  try-
ing the Turks interned  at  Malta who are
charged  in  connection  with  massacres.
These  were  invariably  authorised  from
above.   So  far  only  one man has been
hanged. If a few more of the more highly
placed Turks know they risked their own
necks   the  massacres  would   probably
cease.


"TURKISH ATROCITIES." The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939) 31 July 1920: 5. Web. 21 Jul 2021 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127337896

 

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