File No. 367.116/94.

Ambassador Straus to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Straus states that he is gratified to inform the department that he has secured a favorable decision from the Porte freeing all officially recognized religious, charitable, and educational institutions from the restrictive law governing associations; and that he has also obtained a favorable decision for transferring property and constructing buildings for the girls’ college at Constantinople. Mr. Straus adds that he has obtained favorable action concerning a general firman for Beirut College and irade for constructing Robert College buildings.