File No. 763.72/1621

The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State


1891. Your 1360, March 12, 5 p. m. The German Government does not share apprehensions of danger to foreigners in Turkey in view of the composure with which Turkish people have hitherto viewed the attacks on the Dardanelles, but the German Ambassador at Constantinople has been informed of the apprehensions of the American Government and instructed to use his influence in the desired direction should occasion arise. German Government convinced that Turkish Government would of its own accord take measures to protect non-combatants not of Moslem faith in the event of danger to their lives and property.