The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 mei 1909
Bron: National Library of Australia

Armenian Horrors

THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK

WHAT AN ENGLISHWOMAN WITNESSED


LONDON, May 24.

Mrs. Doughty-Wylie, wife of Major C. H. M. Doughty-Wylie (British Vice-Consul at Adana, Asia Minor), was the heroine of the massacres in the province. She writes a hideous account of the atrocities.

Mrs. Doughty-Wylie states that the Armenian quarter of the city of Adana was fired with kerosene from a hose. Turks murdered children in the presence of their mothers, and violated wives while their husbands were dying. The authorities contented themselves with torturing unoffending Armenians into making confession.

Messles and dysentry are rife. Children are without milk, and the only relief possible is handfuls of rice and fragments of bread.

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