File No. 763.72119/1951a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )


1569. This Government is gratified to observe the success with which the British Army is operating in Palestine. This success if continued, which it earnestly hopes will be possible, may be the occasion of an attempt by Turkey to secure an independent peace. The Department observes that the London Morning Post already is urging that diplomatic effort be made to detach Turkey from the Central Powers. Department desires you to keep it informed on this subject and to report immediately if in your opinion there is any possibility that the British Government is preparing to consider favorably such a proposition.