HC Deb 24 February 1880 vol 250 c1300

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that the Turkish newspaper "Uncid" has been suppressed by the Lord High Commissioner of Cyprus; and, if so, on what grounds?


in reply, said, the newspaper in question had not been suppressed by the Lord High Commissioner of Cyprus. Some little time ago the Ottoman authorities applied to the authorities in Cyprus, with the view of having this paper stopped at the Post Office in Beyrout. The Post Office authorities at Beyrout applied to the Commissioner at Cyprus to have this paper stopped, both at Cyprus and Beyrout; and, acting under the precedents in existence of former Governments, orders were given that the paper should be stopped at the Post Office in Beyrout and in Cyprus. Of course, the English Post Offices in Turkey, existing only by permission of the Turkish Government, could not claim greater liberty for British persons, or greater rights of passage through the British Post Offices than the Turks. At the same time, the paper was not suppressed in Cyprus.

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