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File 4327/1911 Pt 2 'Turco-Italian War: Turkish propaganda' [‎160r] (23/32)

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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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October 24th, 1911.
I have to inform you that the Russian Ambassador
called at the Foreign Office yesterday and told Sir A.
* T icolson that the Russian Government thought m might
perhaps like to know the following items of information
which they had received from Bokhara but the authenticity
of which they could not guai'antGe.
Count Benckendorff said that two or three Turkish
officers had boon engaged by the Amir of Afghanistan
as instructors to his troops.
Fu also said that a higher Turkish official was in
Afghanistan with the object of endeavouring to induce
the Amir to conclude a Treaty of Alliance with Turkey.
He added that Young Turk Agents v/ere busy in
kl !
Centre! Asia making propaganda on behalf of a Pan
Islamic -.or, as it is now called, Neo-Islamic-Beague.
. J. (VReirne, Esq., C.V.O., C.B.,
£ c., &c., &c.

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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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