TURKEY AND THE OPIUM CONFERENCE, 1931
TURKEY AND THE OPIUM CONFERENCE
CLAIM TO OUTPUT
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT CONSTANTINOPLE, MAY 22
Hassan Bey, deputy for Trebizond, will represent Turkey at the Opium Conference which is to open in Geneva on May 27. The Government has decided to create a State monopoly of the manufacture of drugs derived from opium; but the production of raw opium itself will continue to be unrestricted. Nearly a million peasants are engaged in the production of opium in Anatolia, and the average annual crop exceeds 250 tons.
Turkey, as one of the chief opium-producing countries, will insist on being allowed to manufacture 30 percent of the world output of drugs derived from opium. If the Conference refuses to agree to this it is unlikely that Turkey will adhere to the international convention for limiting the manufacture of dangerous drugs.
Източник: The Times, May 23, 1931, p. 11