HC Deb 28 February 1911 vol 22 c181

asked whether, in view of the impression prevailing in Turkey that His Majesty's Government is not friendly to the young Turkish régime, he will take steps to convey to the Turkish Government the cordial desire of His Majesty's Government to aid in the establishment of a prosperous Ottoman State?


There is no foundation for the impression, which is alleged to prevail in Turkey, that His Majesty's Government are not friendly to the new régime. It is true that excesses occurred in Macedonia during disarmament, and that these have been commented on in Parliament here. They have also been the subject of still stronger comment in the Turkish Parliament, and the Turkish Government have made inquiry with a view to impartial redress. His Majesty's Government earnestly trust that this will prevent any recurrence of excesses, for the peaceful condition of Macedonia, which can only be secured by government that is just as well as firm, is essential to the establishment of a prosperous Ottoman State, which His Majesty's Government most cordially desire.