THE NEAR EAST: A Wrinkle Smoothed

As forecast, the trouble between the Turks and the Greeks over indemnities was solved by compromise.

The Turks claimed $750,000,000 to indemnify them for damage and loss of life caused by the Greeks in Anatolia during their retreat to Smyrna last Fall. The Greeks replied with a counter claim for $500,000,000 for damage and loss of life caused by the Nationalist Turks prior to the Spring of 1921. Both declined to pay. The Turks pointed out that it was unusual for the vanquished to demand an indemnity from the victor. The Greeks contended...

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