16 Sep 1922: Turks Killed 120,000, East Oregonian
Turks Killed 120,000
September 16, 1922
This is an excerpt of the article:
GREEKS, ARMENIANS MASSACRED BY TURKS ACCORDING TO ESTIMATE; U.S. DESTROYERS ARE REMOVING REFUGEES MASSED AT SMYRNA.
British Reinforcements Landed at Constantinople Today While Turkish Cavalry Neared The City; Greek Warship Opened Fire on Turkish Quarter of Smyrna; American Flag Prevented One Massacre; Many Girls Have Been Kidnapped.
Great Britain Has Invited Greece, Rumania, Serbia and British Dominions to Participate in the Defense of Zone Around Constantinople.
Mohammedan Leaders Have Decided Upon a General Moslem Uprising Simultaneously with Attack on Constantinople; White Massacre Expected to Follow Uprising; Russia and Bulgaria Ready to Side with Turks in Event of War.
Unconfirmed estimates from Armenian sources say that seventy thousand Christians were massacred in Smyrna and fifty thousand elsewhere in the path of the Turkish armies. Refugees along Smyrna Bay are estimated at half a million.
Smyrna, Sept. 16, - (U.P) - Twenty-five hundred dead bodies litter the streets, while the harbor waters are dotted with floating corpses as a result of the massacre and fire. Girls from twelve to eighteen were kidnapped. Aged men and women were shot down as they fled from the fire. Six thousand Greeks are reported burned alive.
East Oregonian: E.O. (Pendleton, OR), 16 Sept. 1922. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88086023/1922-09-16/ed-1/seq-1/>