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


446. Your 459, February 28, does not clearly indicate what message German Ambassador desires you to communicate to commander Allied fleet, but it would appear that message you are requested to [Page 962] communicate might more properly be given by Turkish military commander. If, however, it is proposed to evacuate Constantinople, you may, if requested, act as intermediary to save city from bombardment.