File No. 763.72/1160

The Ambassador in Turkey (Morgenthau) to the Secretary of State


Special train with British and French Ambassadors and suites left this evening. Other special train arranged for British and French was stopped by Minister of War who, when urged by me to permit its departure, insisted upon receiving promise that Turkish subjects in Egypt and England would be permitted to depart. British Ambassador authorized me to make the arrangement and hope to do so to-morrow. Minister of the Interior told me English had sunk two Turkish vessels near Smyrna and the Russians crossed the frontier near Erzerum.

American Ambassador