The Argus, 17 april 1916
Bron: National Library of Australia

Armenian Horrors


A German Admission

The Amsterdam newspaper "De Tijd" (the organ of the Roman Catholic party) has received information from its Cologne correspondent that advices received by the Roman Catholic authorities at Cologne from their mission in Asia Minor confirm the report of the massacre of upwards of 1,000,000 Armenians by the Turks.

Massacres and starvation were the means employed to kill the people, and the victims included 100,000 Roman Catholics and four bishops.

The correspondent adds:— "The English have aroused popular feeling in Armenia against the Turks."


Big Turkish Attack Fails

"Our troops in the Bitlis region (south-east of Lake Van)," says a Petrograd bulletin, issued on Saturday, "after a fight lasting many days, defeated a Turkish division which had recently arrived from Constantinople. We energetically pursued the retreating elements."

An earlier Petrograd message read:— "For six days the Turks attacked our centre west of Erzerum. All the assaults were repulsed with heavy losses, the Turks everywhere falling back in disorder. We are energetically pursuing the enemy."