File No. 763.72/1536

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


467. Your 434.1 Brought contents to the attention of the Foreign Office. The Grand Vizier who seemed to disapprove threats of military commander told me he would speak to Minister of War. The latter wrote me that fourth army corps commander asks four thousand pounds Turkish as indemnity for families of persons killed. I replied Minister of War that this is excessive and certainly not [Page 963] nominal, as he had told me it would be. Have directed consul at Alexandretta to investigate matter from neutral point of view.

American Ambassador
  1. Not printed.