File No. 763.72119/87

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


1234. In my last interview with the Minister of War he asked me to submit the following to the President: That the moment was opportune for peace negotiations and that just now the Central powers would agree to more favorable terms for the British than when Servia has been entirely crushed and the Turks have started the Egyptian expedition which is now being prepared. This is sent simply to comply with request of Minister of War.