Several Turks from the interior of Anatolia gathered in Smyrna in order to attack the Greek islands. It seems that Samos is going to be their target, as the Turks are convinced that Samos is the origin of all their problems and that this was the cause of Chios events last year. The catastrophe of Chios and all these events were worst for the demoralized Turks than for the Greeks who had been exterminated. An army of 1000 irregular Turks, coming from the boarders of Anatolia, gathered in Kirgagatsh, three days from the city of Smyrne, and their access in Smyrne was prohibited. Samos inhabitants fell very secure and take several measures that make them believe that they are untouchable. The Turkish fleet wanted to enter the Archipelago but was blocked in Dardanelles by the Greek fleet which is equipped with many fire ships from Psara.