The British Embassy to the Department of State

No. 382


There seems to His Majesty’s Government to be a real danger that the Turkish deportations and outrages in Eastern Anatolia and the action being taken upon them may lead to retaliations in territory in Greek occupation either at once or when the evacuation begins. To avoid any such danger and in order that the Governments concerned may be in possession of accurate information as to what is passing on both sides, His Majesty’s Government trust that the United States Government will see their way to instruct their Representative at Athens to join with his British colleague in requesting the Greek Government to assent to the despatch of officers also to regions in Greek occupation.

A similar communication has been addressed to the French and Italian Governments.