HC Deb 25 April 1899 vol 70 c529
SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the political agreement recently concluded between Great Britain and Germany included an arrangement that the exploitation of Turkey in Asia Minor, or of the greater part, was to be abandoned to Germany; and whether the Smyrna-Aidin Railway is about to be sold to a German company?


No arrangement has been made of the nature mentioned in the first paragraph of the Question. We have no information to confirm the statement in the second paragraph.