PREPARING FOR EGYPT.
ALIENS !N .SYRIA ROUNDED PP BY TURKS. . ROME. January 10. (Received January 11. at 8.50 a.m.] .An Italian steamer rejiorts. that there is the urcat"st enthusiasm in Calcutta, -everyone being confident of a British victory in I'-KVj.t. Advices from Beirut- state that al! French, and Creek residents have been sent t<> Damascus .for police supervision. Two Eujlishineut who were attempting t-o escape from Beirut were sent to Damascus in chains. TURKS PERSECUTE CREEKS. ATHENS. January 10. 'Received January 11, at 8.20 a." in). The Turks, unsatisfied with their expulsion of 120.000 Greek* fi-om Asia, .Minor in the. autumn, have renewed their persecution. Official messages published have, been detailing wanton murders of inol'Feiisive Greeks in .Kiriadi, Varudjuk. Ligia, and other villages. Requisitions amounting to confiscation have been enforced on the Christians. .Meanwhile numerous destitute Greeks have taken refuge in Smyrna. TURKEY'S FINANCES. A SEVERE STRAIN. SOFIA, January 10. (Received January 11, at 8.50 a.m.) A tele., ram from Const-antitjopie. says that the Rort-Cs finances, are acute. The Constantinople, board of the Ottoman Rank liavo pla.eed it. provisionally under a curatorium during the- war to provide, financial relief. The Forte evidently intends confiscating its funds.
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PREPARING FOR EGYPT., Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915