The Allied Powers are fully convinced, that whatever the direct results
of the repetition of the struggle between the Greek military forces and the
Turkish ones in Asia Minor are, the struggle by no means does it forebode either
lasting peace in the Near East or peace in harmony to the true interests
and the actual force of the two parts.
[...] Under these terms, the Allied Powers simply fulfil an international
duty and a friendly at the same time towards the Greek government obligation,
notifying her in these critical moments before the hostilities resume,
that if she is willing to entrust her own interests to the Allies the latter are willing
to undertake the task of reconciliation.
If the Greek government decides, that it is not to her interest to accept any intervention
or opinion coming from abroad, the Allied Powers will not be able to undertake an effort
evidently destined to remain fruitless. In this event, the responsiblity
of the consequences of the repetition of hostilities will exclusively
burden the Greeks. On the other hand, if the Greek Government decides for its own
interest, to accept the intervention of the Powers,
these are ready to announce in all sincerety to the Greek Government the terms, under
which their contribution is to be supplied. If these terms become accepted,
the Allies will be ready to intervene to the Turkish government, in order
to bring about the immediate suspension of hostilities and the inauguration of the
negotiations for the conclusion of peace.
Athens 8 June 1921.
The ambassadors of France, Britain and Italy"
Ch. Triantafyllidis, I Mikrasiatiki Ekstrateia kai to Imerologion
enos oplitou, vol. 1, Athens, Dodoni editions, 1984, pp. 126-127.