§ MR. C. J. MONK (Gloucester)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can inform the House whether the pro memoriâ presented to the Porte by the British Ambassador at Constantinople (Turkey, No. 7, 1897), on or about the 17th of December last, respecting Hakki Bey, the Kaïmakan at Eghin, Colonel Kara Bey, the Mayor of Eghin, and Sehlik Zadé Hafiz Effendi, with whom, as Sir 1130 Philip Currie states, rests the responsibility for the unprovoked massacre of the Armenians, by Kurds and Turks, exteneding over three days at Eghin, has met with any satisfactory reply from the Porte; and whether those individual or any of them, have been dismissed from the Sultan's service, and receive the further punishment which the Ambassador considered they deserved?
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. CURZON, Lancashire, Southport)
Her Majesty Ambassador at Constantinople reports that, in reply to constant representations on his part, the Porte has ordered that a searching inquiry shall be held at one to establish the responsibility of those concerned in the Eghin massacre, an to punish severely those who shall be proved to have abused their authority and that instructions had been sent the Vali of Kharput.