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Supplement to "Punch", 16th December 1914 The Unspeakable Turk   By:

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THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK.

[Illustration: THE STATUS QUO.

TURKEY. "WILL YOU NOT STILL BEFRIEND ME?"

BRITANNIA. "BEFRIEND YOU? NOT WITH YOUR HANDS OF THAT COLOUR !"

September 9, 1876. ]

England indignantly protests against the atrocities committed by the Turk in Bulgaria.

"PUNCH" OFFICE, 10 BOUVERIE STREET, LONDON, E.C.

[Illustration: ONE BUBBLE MORE!!

January 6, 1877. ]

The Turk, once again, makes illusory promises of Reform.

[Illustration: EVERYBODY'S FRIEND!

March 2, 1878. ]

During the Russo Turkish War a strict neutrality is preserved by Germany. She is now the "friend" of the Turk.

[Illustration: THE SUBLIME "SUPER"!

(REHEARSAL OF GRAND MILITARY DRAMA.)

STAGE MANAGER. "WHAT ARE YOU TO DO, SIR? WHY, GET WELL TO THE BACK, AND WAVE YOUR BANNER !!!"

September 16, 1882. ]

The Turk makes a great show of denouncing the revolt of Arabi in Egypt. He is not taken very seriously.

[Illustration: COOPED UP!

October 26, 1889. ]

The Powers, despite the protests of Greece, leave it to the Turk to restore order in the Island of Crete.

[Illustration: "DEEDS NOT WORDS!"

JOHN BULL. "LOOK HERE, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR PALAVER! ARE YOU GOING TO LET THE GIRL GO, OR HAVE WE GOT TO MAKE YOU?"

June 15, 1895. ]

The barbarous treatment of Armenia by the Turk compels the intervention of England, France and Russia.

[Illustration: A FREE HAND.

THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK. "HA, HA. THERE'S NO ONE ABOUT! I CAN GET TO BUSINESS AGAIN."]

January 18, 1896. ]

While England is absorbed elsewhere the Turk takes the opportunity to commit further outrages in Armenia.

[Illustration: A TURKISH BATH.

SULTAN. "THEY GAVE IT ME PRETTY HOT IN THAT ARMENIAN ROOM! BUT BISMILLAH! THIS IS PHEW!!"]

August 22, 1896. ]

A very "sick man" is the Turk. He goes from bad to worse.

[Illustration: "TURKEY LIMITED."

SULTAN. "MAKE ME INTO A LIMITED COMPANY? H'M AH S'POSE THEY'LL ALLOW ME TO JOIN THE BOARD AFTER ALLOTMENT!"

November 28, 1896. ]

The Powers consider the advisability of placing the Turk "under control."

[Illustration: TENDER MERCIES!

DAME EUROPA ( to LITTLE CRETE). "DON'T CRY, MY LITTLE MAN. I'VE ASKED THIS NICE, KIND TURKISH POLICEMAN TO STAY AND TAKE CARE OF YOU!"

March 13, 1897. ]

The Turk is given another chance to mend his ways.

[Illustration: THE SLAVE OF DUTY!

ADMIRAL JOHN BULL. "NOW THEN, OUT YOU'LL HAVE TO GO!"

THE UNSPEAKABLE. "WHAT! LEAVE MY BEAUTIFUL CRETE IN A STATE OF DISORDER? NEVER! "

September 24, 1898. ]

The incorrigible Turk is deprived of his power to misrule in Crete. He is consoled by Germany.

[Illustration: THE MITYLENE MARCH.

(SOLO FOR THE FRENCH HORN.)

THE SULTAN. "I DON'T LIKE SOLOS! GIVE ME THE GOOD OLD FASHIONED EUROPEAN CONCERTO!"

November 13, 1901. ]

France sends a fleet to Mitylene and compels the Turk to respect the rights of certain French subjects.

[Illustration: BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE DEEP SEA.

September 9, 1903. ]

Trouble again confronts the Turk. Macedonia, weary of his oppression, rises in revolt. Russia keeps an eye upon him.

[Illustration: THE OPTIMIST.

ABDUL HAMID. "WHAT, ALL THE FLEETS COMING HERE? THAT WILL BE FUN! I DO HOPE THEY'LL HAVE FIREWORKS!"

November 22, 1905. ]

The Powers decide on a Naval Demonstration to compel the Turk to settle the Macedonian difficulty... Continue reading book >>




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