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FROM: Vice-Consul Yiannès, Vurla

TO: Greek MFA, Athens


Vurla, 15 (28) June 1914

Ι hereby honourably report that the terrorisation continues. Anyone who dares remain in the fields to harvest is shot by the Army. Thousands of sheep belonging to the fleeing Christian population of Çeşme, as they were being transported to Smyrna, were left deliberately to graze in the fields of the Vurla inhabitants, completely destroying them. All work has stopped. The people are hungry. If this situation continues, the inhabitants have declared they will emigrate due to hunger.