The Turkish Crisis
FRESH HORRORS IN ARMENIA
TWELVE PRIESTS MURDERED
ATTITUDE OF THE ENGLISH PRESS
"THE TIMES" URGES EFFECTIVE ACTION
LORD SALISBURY ASKED TO EXPLAIN
LONDON, Dec. 30.
Further details continue to be received from Asia Minor showing that there is no cessation of the murders and outrages committed by the Turks and Kurds upon the Armenians.
News of a particularly horrible outrage is published today. Twelve Armenian priests were captured, and offered the alternative of either embracing the faith of Islam or being put to death. As they refused to change their relgion they were brutally murdered.
The continuance of anarchy and outrage in Asiatic Turkey, notwithstanding all the promises made by the Sultan to repress them is arrousing a feeling of dissatisfaction in England.
"The Times" publishes an article today, in which it impresses upon the powers the necessity of taking effective action to put a stop to the present state of things in Asiatic Turkey.
Several newspapers strongly urge Lord Salisbury to give the public some indication as to the nature of the obstacles that prevent concerted action being taken by the powers.