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File 4327/1911 Pt 2 'Turco-Italian War: Turkish propaganda' [‎152r] (7/32)

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The record is made up of 1 item (15 folios). It was created in Oct 1911-Jan 1912. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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aniSTA,-iTiM)PiiH: #
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January 16tii # 1912.
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1^22 JAN 1912,)
./ith reference to your despatch no. 344, of the 29th
ultimo, on the subject of the state of feeling prevailing
in Afghanistan with regard to the furco-Italian war, it
may be of interest to you to know that reports have recent
-ly rea cried me from a secret native source here, the value
of which I am, however, unable to gauge accurately, to th©
effect that certain quarters in Constantinople, presumably
Young Turkish, are sending emissaries to Afghanistan with
a view to making trouble among the Afridi and iiuksai (?)
tribes, with the support, if possible, of the Amir.
The object is said to be to induce England in this l
way to take up a favourable attitude towards urkey in
iier present difficulties.
I have no knowledge of any "higher Turkish official**,
The irb. Honble. ir h irey iart., i .14,
etc. etc. etc.
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Part 2 consists of correspondence relating to alleged Turkish activities in Afghanistan and the wider Central Asia region. The discussion is centred around reports, conveyed to them by the Russian Ambassador in London, of the following:

  • Turkish officers training Afghan troops;
  • the Turks seeking a treaty of alliance with the Amir of Afghanistan;
  • Turkish propaganda in Central Asia on behalf of the Pan-Islamic (or Neo-Islamic) League.

The papers also contain reports of negative public opinion of the British due to the refusal to allow Turkish troops to pass through Egypt.

The correspondence is between the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , Foreign Office, Government of India (Foreign Department), British Agent at Kabul (Malik Talib Mehdi Khan), and the British Ambassador at Constantinople (Gerard Augustus Lowther).

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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

The subject 4327 (Turco-Italian War) consists of one volume divided into four parts.

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