The New York Times12 November 1914


Views of Refugees Now in Petrograd - All Men Forced Into the Army. .

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

PETROGRAD, Nov. 11, (Dispatch to The London Morning Post.) - Refugees who have arrived here from Constantinople report that the state of things there and in Turkey generally is appalling. Brigandage, murder, and atrocities are committed. Armenians being the chief victims, but all Christians and foreigners are in great danger.

One refugee, a Greek, tells me he ran away to escape forced military service, leaving his wife and his mother behind. According to his account the Turkish authorities are forcing every man possible into the ranks of the army. The fighting on Saturday and Sunday at Koprikos was not renewed on Monday, but the day was spent in a vigorous artillery duel, apparently without result. In the meantime Russian columns are Marching up in two directions to reinforce each other for an attack on Erzerum. Several strategic points of the utmost importance are already in the hands of the Russians.

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