HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2118

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the increasing number of Turkish prisoners now in our hands, he can take any further steps to elicit from the Turkish Government the whereabouts and treatment of British and Indian prisoners who have never hitherto been traced?


We are doing all we can to trace British and Indian prisoners of war in Turkey by means of inquiries through American and other channels. I fear I have no definite information later than that contained in my answer of the 21st to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for South Molton.

Colonel YATE

May I ask whether, seeing that we have now a large number of Turkish prisoners in our hands, any question of exchange can be entered into?


As a matter of fact, such a question is being entered into.