711.672/540: Telegram

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


8. Department’s No. 10, January 18, 7 p.m.

Since the action of the United States Senate is advisory, am I authorized to intimate to the Government of Turkey that the President of the United States has not rejected the Lausanne Treaty and thereby persuade the Government of Turkey to withhold consideration of the above treaty by the Grand National Assembly?
Also, can I suggest the possibility of the treaty being resubmitted at the next session of the Congress for consideration, and cite as precedents the delay in ratification of the Isle of Pines treaty7 and the Colombian treaty?8
Any means to gain time for the consideration of the whole question will be very helpful. I leave for Angora on the 20th with Patterson.
In order that I may be prepared to meet all questions of the Government of Turkey, could the Department inform me as to the [Page 769]procedure for the resumption of diplomatic relations? Would a Chargé d’Affaires or an Ambassador be sent? May I recall to the attention of the Department that Turkey has not entered into diplomatic relations with other countries until after the exchange of ratifications of treaties of amity has taken place.