File No. 763.72/11687

The Chargé in Greece ( Chabot ) to the Secretary of State


578. In regard to Legation’s 576, October 7 [6], 2 a.m.1 British Minister just called at Legation to say that he has had a reply from Lloyd George, who is at Paris, that British Government cannot consider any negotiations with those not actually the Turkish Government. British Minister communicating this reply to [Carabiber] for Rahmi evidently, and delegates are leaving immediately.

Note to British Minister added: If proposed new government were to become the actual Turkish Government, then negotiations would [Page 353] be acceptable. If any armistice is desired, General Allenby should be approached. Terms suggested are quite out of the question.

  1. Ante, p. 341.