File No. 367.116/303
The Ambassador in Turkey (Morgenthau) to the
Secretary of State
January 29, 1915.
[Received February 26.]
Sir: With reference to my despatch No. 142 of
December 5, 1914,1
concerning the new regulations to govern foreign religious, charitable,
and educational institutions in Turkey, I have the honor to transmit
herewith copy and translation of a recent communication received from
the Sublime Porte, in which a further period of 60 days is granted
before these proposed new regulations are to be applied.
I have [etc.]
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
the American Embassy
Referring to the note of December 1, 1914, No. 57923/134, concerning
the régime established in regard to foreign scholastic institutions,
the Embassy of the United States of America is informed that the
delays of two months which are therein provided for three matters
(paragraphs 2, 8, and 14), will run from to-day’s date.
Besides, the Department of Public Instruction, animated by the best
intentions toward the said institutions, has already directed all
the directions and administrations under its jurisdiction to
manifest the best spirit of conciliation in the application of the
aforesaid régime; it will be incumbent upon the directors of these
institutions to come to a direct understanding with them in all the
questions which may interest them.
January 27, 1915.