30 JULY 1921, Page 2

The Greeks certainly seem to have gained a considerable success

in an engagement with the Kemalist Turks near the town of Eskishehr, in Anatolia. The Greek version of the affair is that the Kemalists are definitely and finally beaten, and that there is little else to be done, from a military point of view, except to occupy Angora. This may or may not be so. At any rate, it does appear as if the Greeks have definitely averted the Kemalist danger to Constantinople. If the situation is really in the hands of the Greeks, the question arises as to whether they will merely enforce the provisions of the Treaty of Sevres, or whether they will make a claim for control, if not for actual possession, of Constantinople. There are some signs that this idea is not altogether alien from their minds. Id. Gounaris, the Greek Premier, in a conversation with the representative of the Daily Telegraph, is reported to have said "that the most rapid way to bring about peace was to settle the question of Constantinople." It is undoubtedly a question to be faced, though it is surely very unfortunate that the Supreme Council should have to make a decision which can only be enforced by the Greeks, themselves one of the parties in the dispute.