711.672/397a: Telegram

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


12. The Department has been informed that a canvass of the Senate indicates that at present there are not sufficient votes to secure ratification of the Turkish treaty; also, that there will be a very large Democratic vote against the treaty and possibly some Republican opposition. The plan of those in charge of the treaty in the Senate is to remain patient in the hope that they will eventually secure enough votes in favor of ratification. Any additional representations on the part of Americans in Turkey indicating the importance of ratification to American interests might be helpful at this stage, The above is for your discreet use and information.