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


66. My telegram 63 of March 24.9 Today Haskell returned from Angora. He very confidentially informs me that he saw Mustafa Kemal10 there and also had a long informal talk with Reouf Bey regarding the refugee situation. Haskell says that the Turkish authorities absolutely refuse to consent to allow the refugees now in Greece to return to their former homes. The Turks say they will insist that the agreement for exchange of populations signed at Lausanne be carried out.

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  2. President of the Turkish National Government.