File No. 367.54/22.

The Department of State to the Swiss Legation .

note verbale.

The Department of State presents its compliments to the Minister of Switzerland, and in further reply to his memorandum of March 4, asking, in view of the situation in Turkey, that the American Ambassador at Constantinople be instructed to attempt to secure for Swiss citizens in that country the same protection as that granted to Americans, has the honor to transmit herewith copies of notes verbales relative to this matter from the American Embassy at Constantinople to the Ottoman Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dated March 9 and April 3, 1915, and of the replies of the Turkish Foreign Office, dated March 22 and April 15.

In view of the attitude of the Turkish Government on this matter, the Department will be pleased to be informed of the views of the Swiss Government relative thereto.