711.672/549: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the High Commission in Turkey


16. Your telegram No. 13, January 24, 3 p.m. Most of the leading newspapers, regardless of their political views, have carried editorials criticizing the action of the United States Senate on the treaty with Turkey. There has been little or no editorial comment approving the Senate’s action.

To overemphasize the significance of editorial comment would be unwise. Many leading newspapers in the past few months in their editorials have urged the approval of the treaty, but this fact apparently had no particular influence on the action of the Senate.