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FROM: Vice-Consul Benetatos, Bursa
TO: Greek MFA, Athens; Royal Greek Embassy, Istanbul
AFFECTED AREAS: District of Bursa (Kumköy, Gölyazı, Akpınar, Kirmasti)
Bursa, 1 (14) June 1914
I hereby report that today arrived, in a pitiful state, 30 inhabitants from the village of Kumköy, kaza Korma………. there’s more on the way. The village has been occupied by Muslim refugees, who ‘ve taken over the properties of the locals.
The village Aksepınar has been completely evacuated from its 100 families, the people fled to Appolonias. Masses of Ottoman Greeks are leaving Kirmasti and surrounding villages, persecuted by Turkish refugees.