HC Deb 31 July 1876 vol 231 cc121-2

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government has received any information relating to an intention on the part of the Turkish Government to settle Circassians in the provinces in the neighbourhood of Greece, or to a protest by the Greek Minister at Constantinople against such intention? He should not have troubled the right hon. Gentleman on the subject had he not heard the rumour from quarters which led him to believe there might be some foundation in truth for it.


I heard, on Saturday, from Mr. Wyndham, Her Majesty's Chargé ďAffaires at Athens, that the Greek Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs had informed him that he had received an answer to his inquiry from the Turkish Government, who stated that there was no foundation whatever for that statement. Within a few minutes I have received a telegram from Sir Henry Elliot, who says he has conferred with the Grand Vizier, who told him that it was entirely without foundation.