867.6363/6: Telegram

The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State

2429. Department’s 2043 May 21st, 5 p.m. The present stage of negotiations about Turkey makes it impossible to give definite answer to questions asked by Requa of Fuel Administration. Department is informed that Captain W. Yale attached to Crane King commission4 to Turkey is familiar with oil business conditions in Palestine and Mesopotamia. If requested, Captain Yale would probably investigate the matter of oil concessions and the possibility of acquisition by American oil interests.

American Mission
  1. Charles R. Crane and Henry C. King, constituting the American section of a projected international commission on mandates in Turkey.