Explanation of the Morea Turkish Massacre from Telegraph

The British press wrote about the role of the Greeks in the Morea Turkish Massacre. The Telegraph newspaper shared the genocide in which Muslims were massacred in Mora. The news in the British media caused discomfort in Greece.

The Turks living in the Peloponnese, located in the Aegean Sea, in the south of today’s Greece, were brutally murdered by the Greeks in 1821.

The city of Tripolice in the Peloponnese region was besieged by approximately 60 thousand Greeks for 5 months. Almost all of the nearly 40 thousand Turks here were the target of the rebels.

Telegraph from the British press, the massacre signed by the Greeks, “Warlords, Muslims burned alive: 200 years later, the ugly truth about Greek liberation.” served with the title.

Noting that in 1821, the Greeks took their freedom from the Turks through ethnic cleansing, he summarized all these events as “random brutality and vindictiveness”. Emphasizing that the Greek imagination “covers the mass murder of Muslims”, the news underlined that horrific acts were committed against the Turkish people, and violence against unarmed families in rural areas was underlined.

Morea Turkish Massacre, denied by the Greeks

In the news that appeared in the Greek press after the news of the Telegraph, an attempt was made to cover up the genocide as “Greek revolutionaries of 1821”. The Greek media, disturbed by the fact that the massacre facts are revealed once again, said, “The Turkish propaganda machine is working intensively.” used the phrase.

How did the Mora Turkish Massacre take place?

For three days, the inhabitants of the city were left to the evil and joy of a brutal gang: Greece.

During the Turkish rule, no one was treated according to their religion, nationality or race. Thousands of foundation works were created, serving everyone without discrimination.

Unfortunately, very few of these works survive today. Because they were the traces of Turks who wanted to be erased, they were destroyed, burned, destroyed. In 1821, an independent Greece from the Ottoman Empire was established at the end of great suffering and massacres.

The biggest victim of the Greek independence process was the Mora Turks, who made this land their homeland for 361 years and lived here for generations.

Turks were subjected to unprecedented massacres at that time. As the Europeans admitted, the rebellion of 1821 soon became a ruthless war of religion and race.

No age or gender discrimination was made. Women and children were tortured before they were killed. The slaughter was so great that Kolokotronis said his horse’s feet never touched the ground from the gate to the fort. After the Greek victory in the city, the roadsides were filled with corpses.

Masses of Muslims, including women and children, were butchered like cattle in the nearby mountains.