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Lives of All Constantinople Christians Menaced, Galli Asserts

AUGUST 31, 1915

Special Cable To THE NEW YORK TIMES. PARIS, Aug. 29--That Enver Pasha is plotting a massacre of all the Christians in Constantinople is the assertion made in the Gaulois by Emile Galli, former editor of The Lovant Herald who has just escaped from the Turkish capital.

The Turks, he says, realize that the Dardanelles will inevitably be forced, and well informed observers are expecting the disaster much sooner than even the Allies.

On the eve of M. Galli's departure, which was arranged through his influential friends, many lenders of the Turkish moderates implored him to intercede with France on behalf of the Turks, most of whom, he says, are now hostile to the Germans. He predicts that the moderate party will endeavor to execute a coup d'état that against Enver Pasha, whose anti-Christian plans are considered a final attempt to commit Turkey irrevocably to the cause of Germany.

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