§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to a revolution in Thrace; whether a Provisional Government has been formed under Nuri Bey; whether fighting is taking place with the Greek troops, and with what result; and whether His Majesty's Government has any representatives in Thrace?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Reports from Turkish sources have announced an insurrection of Moslems in Western Thrace and the establishment of a Provisional Government, but, in the absence of any confirmation, His Majesty's Government regard these reports as greatly exaggerated, if not unfounded. The Greek Government claimed at the end of last month to have driven back into Bulgaria bands led by Turkish officers, and Fuad Bey, a Turk notorious for the organisation of bands, whom the Bulgarian Government expelled at the instance of the Allies, is admitted to be again in Bulgaria. There is no British representative in Thrace, but His Majesty's representatives at Constantinople, Sofia and Athens are in touch with the situation.