The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 september 1896
Bron: National Library of Australia

Turkey and Armenia

THE MASSACRE IN CONSTANTINOPLE

APPALLING DETAILS

WHOLESALE BUTCHERY AND OUTRAGE

THE MOB GUIDED BY THE TURKISH POLICE

AN INQUIRY DEMANDED


[By cable]
(From our correspondent)

LONDON, Sept. 6.

Appalling details of the massacre of Armenians in Constantinople have been received from private sources.

They state that while the massacre was going on 700 Armenians took refuge in the Custom-house. The mob threatened to set fire to the place, and the fugitives were given over to them.

All the Armenians were murdered, the soldiers helping in the butchery.

In another part of the city 300 Armenians were butchered and thrown into the sea.

The reports further state that the Turkish police showed the mob which were the houses of the Armenians, and the mob pillaged the houses and outraged and butchered the inmates, declaring that the Sultan had authorised a three days slaughter.

The foreign embassies in Constantinople have demanded that an inquiry be held concerning the massacre.

Sept. 7.

The foreign Embassies in Constantinople have declined to discuss the reply made by the Porte to their representations concerning the recent massacres. The Porte, in the reply in question, solely blames the Armenians for what occurred.

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