"Between Saturday (27 August old calendar) and Wednesday no Armenian
house remained intact. Doors were violated, women were raped, men were killed
and houses were pillaged. The streets are scattered all over with corpses
horribly disfigured. Turkish soldiers of the regular army paricipate
in the pillaging. We met them bearing various packets. They carry the booty upon donkeys, carts, carriages.
The massacre takes huge dimensions. On the night of Tuesday, 30st, thousands
of Armenians have been massacred. Their bodies lay unburied and exude a terrible smell".
[...] In the foreign newspapers frightening descriptions are published.
In the courtyard of the Armenian church of Ayios Stephanos, the correspondents report
that more than 5,000 Armenians have been slaughetered after their heroic resistance has
been suppressed. Next fire has been set to the church and the destroyers
began undisturbed the systematic destruction of the Greek quarters.
The mob was headed by the director of the police of Kordelio himself.
Ch. Angelomatis, Chronikon Megalis Tragodias, Athens, Bookshop
of Estia, n.d., pp. 245-247.