The Armenian Atrocities
TURKEY AND THE POWERS
LONDON, June 28.
The three powers, England, France, and Russia, which recently demanded that Turkey should consent to a scheme of reforms being carried out in Armenia under the control of the European powers, are becoming impatient at the dilatoriness shown by the Porte in giving a definite reply to the demand.
The Porte recently denied that the treaty of Berlin conferred on the powers any right to demand guarantees for the good goverment of Armenia, and expressed a hope that the sovereign rights of the Sultan over that country would not be prejudiced. It accepted the principle of the proposed reforms, but requested a further discussion of the subject.
The three powers have now made a formal request to the Sultan for an explicit reply to their demand.