HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 c1364
SIR E. ASHMEAD - BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Turkish Government have offered to accept the line of the River Peneius as the new fronties, which would restore to Turkey about one-fifth of the territory ceded by Turkey to Greece in 1886?


I think the House will agree that, while negotiations are proceeding at Constantinople, it would be undesirable to make any public statement about specific details, which might only tend to create a false impression.