703.5867/83: Telegram

The High Commissioner in Turkey ( Bristol ) to the Secretary of State

5. Swedish Minister has informed me that his Government desires to discontinue the official representation of the United States in Turkey.4 Before writing me officially he desires assurance of a favorable reply. As such representation has for long been a fiction and as the Swedish Minister, like myself, has not yet presented letters to the President of the Republic I recommend that I be authorized to exchange notes with him as indicated.

  1. The Swedish Legation took official charge of American interests in Turkey on Apr. 26, 1917. See Foreign Relations, 1917, supp. 1, pp. 598 ff.