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FROM: Vice-Consul Tserèpis, Ayvalık
TO: Greek MFA, Athens; Royal Greek Embassy, Istanbul
AFFECTED AREAS: Ayvalık
Ayvalık, 6 (19) June 1914
Situation remains unchanged.
There is no security for life, honour, or property. In addition, the gendarmes are blackmailing Greeks.
The people, especially those of the working class, are deprived of bread because there is no one working. Ayvalık is in imminent danger of being burnt down, if there’s complete rapture of relations. A sufficient amount of petrol has been distributed to the local Turks in case things come to this.
CC: Greek Embassy, Constantinople