Turks' Sop To Armenians -nyt19150825

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Sublime Porte Promises Not to Deport 10 Per Cent of Them

AUGUST 25, 1915

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.-- Ambassador Morgenthau has notified the State Department from Constantinople that the Turkish Government gas informed him that orders have been telegraphed throughout Turkey exempting from deportation all Armenians who are members of Protestant or Catholic churches. The Ambassador said that about 90 per cent. of the Armenians belonged to the Georgian or Armenian Church, and 10 per cent. to the Protestant or Catholic.

The Turkish Government has also granted exemption for Armenians in the employ of American Consulates.

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