The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 maart 1921
Bron: National Library of Australia

Armenia's Revenge


LONDON, March 15.

A Berlin message says that Talaat Pasha, a former Grand Vizier of Turkey, has been assassinated by an Armenian while walking in the street. He was living under an assumed name in a flat near the scene of the tragedy. The motive is said to be revenge for the Armenian massacres.

Talaat Pasha was walking with a lady when a youth overtook him, tapped him on the shoulder, and claimed acquaintance. The youth then drew a revolver and shot Talaat Pasha in the head. A second shot was aimed at and wounded the lady. Onlookers seized the assassin and almost lynched him before the police intervened. In broken German the murderer said: "We are both foreigners. This has nothing to do with you." Talaat Pasha evidently feared assassination, and frequently changed his addresses.