HC Deb 13 February 1877 vol 232 cc258-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any official information has been received as to the circumstances connected with the deposition of Midhat Pasha; also as to the riots reported in the newspapers to have recently taken place at Constantinople?


Sir, we have not yet received details as to the dismissal of the late Grand Vizier and its causes; but we have information both through the Turkish Embassy and by telegram from Constantinople to the effect that the change of Ministers involves no change of policy, and that the reforms proposed by Midhat Pasha will be proceeded with. We have heard nothing of any riots.