93-2 nd December, and during that night the treaty was signed at Gumru

2 nd December, and during that night the treaty was signed at Gumru

On the 8 th of the same month we informed the Armenian Army through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the terms of the armistice. Peace negotiations began on the 26th November and ended on the 2 nd December, and during that night the treaty was signed at Gumru.

The Treaty of Gumru is the first that was made by the National Government

The Treaty of Gumru is the first that was made by the National Government. By this treaty Armenia, which in the imagination of our enemies had already been given the Turkish districts as far as the valley of Karshid, was blotted out through the fact that it had to cede to us the National Government the districts which the “Ottoman Government” had lost in the campaign of 1876.

This treaty was superseded by the subsequent treaties of  Moscow, concluded on the i6 th March, 1921, and of Kars, on the 13 th October, 1921.

On account of important changes that had occurred in the Eastern situation, this treaty was superseded by the subsequent treaties of Moscow, concluded on the i6 th March, 1921, and of Kars, on the 13 th October, 1921.

The relations which were restored mutually between ourselves and Georgia

I shall now refer in a few words to the relations which were restored mutually between ourselves and Georgia, with whom we were in touch on account of the situation on our common front.

When the English abandoned Batum in July, 1920, it was soon occupied by the Georgians. As this was in contradiction of the pro- visions of the Treaties of Brest Litowsk and Trebizond, we protested on the 25 th July, 1920. Negotiations for the purpose of concluding a Turco-Georgian Treaty had been carried on with the Georgian Am bassador, who had presented his credentials to us at Angora on the gtn February, 1921. Eventually, on account of the energetic ulti matum which we issued on the 23 rd February, 1921, they consented that we should occupy Ardahan, Artvin and Batum. The latter town was occupied a fortnight later.

The occupation of these districts took place amidst the enthuiasm of the inhabitants, who had impatiently awaited their union with Turkey.

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