Christians In Great Peril
Talaat Bey Declares That There is Room Only for Turks in Turkey
Special Cable to The New York Times
ATHENS, Jan. 12, (Dispatch to The London Morning Post.)— It is asserted in well-informed circles that the Turks for the present have abandoned their advance against Egypt.
In Constantinople anxiety regarding the possible forcing of the Dardanells continues.
It is evident that the situation of the Christians is extremely precarious even in the large cities, and Talaat Bey, the Minister of the Interior, has stated to the Councillor of the Greek Patriarchate that in Turkey henceforth there will be room only for Turks. While he was profuse in assurances to the Greek Minister regarding the cessation of anti-Greek persecutions, no real amelioration of the situation is perceptible.
The Turks are again fortifying the Tchatalja lines.