Riots In Constantinople -nyt19151011b
RIOTS IN CONSTANTINOPLE
Italian Embassy Wrecked--Famine Stricken Mobs Seize Bread
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. ROME, Oct. 10 (dispatch to The London Daily News.)--According to news from Athens, a Turkish mob has wrecked the new building of the Italian Embassy at Constantinople, which has not yet been completed. The police passively looked on while the building was devastated. Doors and windows were broken, and everything portable was carried away.
The rioting was provoked by the high cost of living. Four thousand Moslem women assembled in front of the Sublime Porte and held an anti-war demonstration. The were charged and distressed by the troops and the police. The mob regularly loots the bakers' shops, which are now guarded by the police.
The optimism of the Young Turks, due to Bulgaria's intervention, as not shared by the population, and the reports purposely spread that the Anglo-French forces have abandoned operations on the Dardanelles are belled by the enormous number of wounded who arrive daily in Constantinople. Many are dying owing to lack of medical attendance and hospital accommodation.
The massacres of Armenians continue and the Turks are openly threatening the Greeks with the same fate.
A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922