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Turco-Persian Frontier Commission

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has yet received any Reports as to the proceedings of the Turco-Persian Joint Commission for the purpose of delimiting the frontier between Turkey and Persia; and whether, in view of the fact that more than a year has now elapsed since the arrival on the spot of the first Commission, and that the delay has been attended by serious border warfare, he will now endeavour, in pursuance of the policy followed in this question since 1843, to bring about a speedy settlement of the dispute in conjunction with the Russian Government.

I have no further information. I understand that the Turkish members of the Commission are still at Mosul, and it is stated, though not officially, that they are to proceed to the scene of the recent disturbances to make a joint inquiry with the Persians. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member's Question, His Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople has been acting in the matter in consultation with his Russian colleague.