§ 1. Mr. AUBREY HERBERT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to the number of Greek military prisoners in the hands of the Turks, and Turkish military prisoners in the hands of the Greeks; and if he has any information through neutral sources as to how these prisoners are being treated?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
I have no authentic information regarding the numbers of Greek and Turkish military prisoners, or regarding the Turkish treatment of Hellenic Greek prisoners of war. It is, however, understood that the Ottoman Greeks who served in the Greek army during the war and have fallen into Turkish hands are being treated as traitors by the Turkish authorities. Against this the Allied High Commissioners at Constantinople have protested. The Netherlands Minister at Athens, who is in charge of Turkish prisoners in Greece, informed His Majesty's Minister at Athens in September that the Turkish prisoners of war were being well treated by the Greek authorities.