File No. 367.116/303

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

No. 198]

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.]

H. Morgenthau

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to 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.

  1. Not printed; the regulation enclosed are printed in foreign Relations, 1916, pp. 97274.