HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 c1720
34. Mr. RAPER

asked the Prime Minister whether the conditions of the Alliance concluded between the Russian Soviet Government and the Khemalists are to guarantee the integrity of Turkey and to re-establish Turkish administration over all the territory inhabited by Turks, giving to Turkey the right of control over the new States set up in Arabia, to facilitate the work of the Soviet delegates for developing communism in Turkey, Russia and Turkey binding themselves to liberate the Mussulman countries, such as India, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunis from foreign control and to guarantee their independence?


His Majesty's Government have no knowledge of the conclusion of any Alliance between the Turks and Bolsheviks.


Is the right hon. Gentle man aware that the terms of the Treaty have been published in the French papers?


Yes: but I think if my hon. Friend will watch a little more closely the course of events he will find that it is not quite an alliance, but rather the opposite, at present.