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Greece And Turkey

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a protest has been received from the Angora Government referring to the neutrality of the Constantinople zone, which was proclaimed by the Allied Great Powers, and complaining that the port of Constantinople is used freely by Greece as a naval base for aggressive action against Turkish Black Sea ports; and whether His Majesty's Government intend to allow this action to continue, or what steps are being taken?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but the protest has been addressed to the French and Italian Governments, as well as to His Majesty's Government, and inevitaby requires joint consideration.

Is it correct that the Greek warships are using Constantinople as a base?

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put down a formal question as to that point.