Thursday, September 24, 2015

120 years ago this month: The Halifax Herald (1895), Canada. #ARMENIAN ATROCITIES

Halifax Herald (1895), Canada.
Another Outbreak Which is Creating Much Excitement
LONDON, September 10.- The Daily News today publishes a despatch from Kars, stating that fresh outrages have been perpetrated in the Erzenzilian district. A band of brigands attacked on August 12th a company of Turkish gendarmes, killing a sergeant. Therefore, the Turkish authorities, without making any inquiries, decided that the assailants were Armenian revolutionaries from Kemakh who intended to release exiled Armenians who were still in prison at Kars. A force of 1,000 Turkish troops was sent to Kemakh and five villages were pillaged. Five thousand persons were rendered homeless. Men were tortured and women and children ravished. Four monasteries were sacked. It is reported that the Turkish minor officials have formed an anti-Christian society to slaughter Christians if the Porte accepts the scheme of reforms the Powers insist upon.
[from "Heralding of the Armenian Genocide" (2000) by Katia Peltekian]


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