HC Deb 29 April 1897 vol 48 cc1242-3

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have received information supplied by Her Majesty's Consul at Tokat to the effect that the survivors of the recent massacre there are in peril of their lives, and that, in the Consul's opinion, there will be a renewal of the massacre; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will lay upon the Table of the House any Reports received from Vice Consul Bulman, or supplied by him to Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople?


In a telegram addressed to Sir Philip Currie some weeks ago by her Majesty's Vice Consul at Tokat, he expressed his fears of a renewal of disorders. In a Dispatch dated the 14th inst., the Vice Consul reports the Turkish population as in a general state of ferment, and that the Armenians seem convinced that the disorders will continue, and are decided to use every effort to emigrate. The steps that have since been taken by the Turkish Government are, however, of a nature to discourage any recurrence of the massacres. The Papers will be laid in due course with other Reports on Asiatic Turkey.