Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Unnumbered code sent from the 3rd Army to the Office of Commander-in-Chief
Rejoinder. dated March 20, 1916 Information Bureau … We have previously presented an intelligence report about the atrocities committed by the Armenians [and] … in Erzurum on March 10, 1916. The people who ran away from the villages that were subjected to the atrocities committed by the enemy have been claiming that the enemy soldiers and especially the Armenian soldiers have been behaving murderously and brutally, and that they have raptured all the youth, children, and the girls to an unknown place, that they have pillaged the houses and the stocks, that they occasionally have committed massacres, and that they were committing rapes beyond any thought; all these information have been proven to be true by other sources.
March 21, 1916
3rd Army Commander
(Turkish) ERZURUM’DA SİVİL KATLİAMLAR
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