Rom, Aug 26
Nearly 14,000 Armenian Christians were killed by Turks and Kurds in one massacre at Trebizond, Asiatic Turkey, according to Giacomo Gorrini former Italian consul at Trebizond, who arrived in Rome.
‘A decree published June 24, ordering the massacre and internment of Armenians form the blacket page in Ottoman history,’ declared Signof Gorrini. ‘The result of this proclamation was carnage on a big scale. Out of 14,000 Armenian Catholics and Protestants in Trebizond only 100 escaped. I saw thousands of women and children placed upon boats which were capsized in the Black sea. Thousands of young Armenian women were forcibly compelled to become Mohammedans. There were suicides without end. Never shall I forget the scenes of horror and woe I witnessed from June 24 to July 23, when I left.’”