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Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Sir J. D. REES:

I beg leave to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs a question, of which I have given him private notice, namely, whether he has received any report, or whether his attention has been called to any report, to the effect that the Turkish village of Karatepe, near Aidin, was on 14th February surrounded by a Greek force, partly in and partly without uniform, who are alleged to have collected the inhabitants, including men, women, and children, in a mosque, upon which they are alleged to have opened fire, and to which they are alleged to have set fire, and to have looted the village, to which they are also alleged to have set fire, so that only 14 or 15 men and women are alleged to have escaped with their lives out of a population believed to have been not less than 400; and whether adequate steps have been taken at the recent Paris Conference or will be taken to ensure the protection of Turks in this region and other regions in the Near East and to put an end to these horrible massacres?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I have received no notice from my hon. Friend of this question. I will ask him to put it down for Monday.

Sir J. D. REES:

I regret that notice was not received by the hon. Gentleman I will put down the question for Monday.