868.01/18: Telegram

The High Commissioner at Constantinople ( Bristol ) to the Secretary of State

449. Following from Smyrna:

“August 13, noon. I have just had notification from the Greek High Commission that the treaty clauses12 will be carried out as from yesterday; that the Ottoman officials are superseded by Greek authorities; that the transfer of government commenced yesterday and that relations between the new authorities and foreign representatives will be carried out through the Greek High Commission. Government building, Custom House and gendarme stations were taken last night without opposition and Ottoman officials superseded. Despatch will be forwarded. Russell.”

  1. Treaty of Sèvres, Aug. 10, 1920.