In a coded telegram From the Governor-General of Erzurum to the Governor-General Sabit Bey of Kharpert [Elazig - Elazığ] dated 24 June 1915 [11 Haziran 1915] and 27 June 1915 [14 Haziran 1915], he states that when he asked how many caravans and how many people had gone from Erzurum to Kharpert [Elazig - Elazığ], Sabit Bey's response was that it was twenty five or thirty thousand. He reminds the latter that this is people, not money and that the difference of five thousand is not something to be minimized. Is the question not taken seriously because it's been decided that they are all to be annihilated?
By secret orders from Talat Pasha and the Union and Progress Society, Armenians who are in regions that are outside of İstanbul and Aydın regions were removed.
Guerguerian, Krikor, "Deportation 22" (2018). Deportation Practices / Tehcir Uygulamaları. 22.