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Turkish Raids Into Persia

Volume 181: debated on Wednesday 21 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Turkey has agreed to withdraw her forces from Persian territory with a view to facilitating the delimination of the frontier.

(Mr. RUNCIMAN, Dewsbury; for Sir EDWARD GREY)

His Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople was informed on the 11th instant that orders had been sent to withdraw the troops within the neutral zone and to punish those guilty of alleged excesses. Since that date information has been received to the effect that some Turkish troops are still within Persian territory, and His Majesty's Ambassador has made further representations to the Ottoman Government.


Is there any truth in the report that a new and more extended raid on Persian territory has since taken place?