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DIFFICULT!I'.S A XI) VTK AKXFSSKS. The oflii i.ii rv|’'>rU'r " iili the Australian force in Keep 1 . caiil- i 1 on January 7: I understand from an authoritative seiin-e that, despite the lack of cmtipwent am! the enormous difficulties of the. project, tho Turkish < lovci'nineid. have determined to attempt the march across the uco-’ri to iho Sue/ Cana!. Tii" Turks have collected J3.C00 catmds in Svi i;i. ami arc hrmifiiitf several cumbrous pie cs -it artitlorv which are necessary for esc against warships. ]; is know n that .some of these unwieldy aims stud: far beyond the Fityptian border. Tbe-v are no Turkish troops of any .-on, west of Klari-h.

(inly rue-third of the Turkish force pos scs.s nnifiinns. Acute ditlicnlly arose on the concentration, oi trie camels of certain Bedouins at B.r< rcheba. The ’Burks had offered to pay one napoleon hire on each, but for 6CO camels they only paid 60 napoleons. The indignant sheiks and tribesmen bloke into the- I’cersheba arms depot, ami seized weapons, and decamped with the camels. The Turkish troops tried to stop at Amman, on the Hod jar. railway. In the fighting several lives were, lost.. The Bedouins escaped with the camels. The 'Tin Irish force has been partly recruited from unwilling -Sylinns. The pin(lamatio!! of a holy war was coldly iocrived iiv the Moslems, who were scandalised by the fret. Unit when the proclamation w.t. ma le at- Damascus the Herman Consul was pre.- Nt ami addressed (he con. grog,it ton. f.igbte.’M Indian Moslems have in rived ;o Adana, and were told that, tlmy wotild to' frevd from gaol if they enlisted. All refused, -\n instance of (be feeling in Syria, is 'bar a Russian landing patty troin the cruiser Askold met a body oi Turkish ttnof’S. Tbeiv Aral? officers ordered tinmen 'v, io fire, shook the Russian officer by tit.- 8* ml, and explained that they were rot iJe to the Uns-inns. provi-ded they el--;;■ iveil from ads of aggi( ssion. Ibc c.t!i"er .icclincd io state the luiiiib’i’ of i::- n "f lib uimmand. but parted from the Tim 'link- ami Uermcins we re prael ieaby o’iig-d i-> attempt the mceh-advertised invasion owing to the expensive preparatiicis, S.-r i;i iii soldiers have been sent to B cu-tc,nt i a-wile and replaced by 'Burks, and Aiab c-liiceis have been replaced by Turks

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TURKS IN SYRIA., Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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TURKS IN SYRIA. Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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