The Armenian Question
TURKS AND RUSSIANS FRATERNISING
ISMAIL BEY BANQUETED
FRANCE SURRENDERS REFUGEES
LONDON, Jan. 14.
A new development of the situation in Armenia is attracting attention, and appears to indicate another stop in the rapprochement between Russia and Turkey, a tendency to which has been noticeable for some time past.
Effusive demonstrations of friendship are being made by the Russian and Moslem soldiery stationed upon the frontier of Asiatic Turkey.
A significant change of attitude is also indicated by the action of the Russians in giving a banquet to Ismail Bey, a Turkish pasha, who was gravely implicated in the atrocities committed upon Armenians at Sassoun, in the Erzeroum district.
[It was hinted by the Standard some weeks ago that negotiations for a treaty between Russia and Turkey were in progress.]
LONDON, JAN. 14.
The "Daily News" this morning states that the French Government intends to transfer to the authority of the Sultan the Armenian refugees who have sought safety in French territory.
The Russian Government in December took a similar stop, ordering 18,000 refugees from Armenia to return to Anatolia.