The Secretary of State to the High Commissioner in Turkey (Bristol)
5. [Paraphrase.] Department’s telegram No. 4, February 1, 6 p.m. Below is the text of the provisions to be incorporated in the proposed exchange of notes or protocol: [End paraphrase.]
- The United States and Turkey will reestablish between themselves diplomatic and consular relations based upon the principles of International Law. Their diplomatic and consular officers shall enjoy on the basis of reciprocity in the territory of the other the treatment recognized by International Law.
- In the event that the American-Turkish Treaty signed at Lausanne
on August 6, 1923 is not ratified during the next session of the
Congress of the United States, the United States and Turkey will
then proceed to the negotiation of agreements on the following
- Establishment and residence rights,
- Commercial rights,
- Consular rights,
- Pending the coming into force of the American-Turkish Treaty signed at Lausanne on August 6, 1923, or of the agreements enumerated in (B) the status quo shall be preserved in so far as the treatment of Turkish nationals (ressortissants) in the United States and American nationals (ressortissants) in Turkey are concerned.
- Pending the coming into force of the American-Turkish Treaty signed at Lausanne on August 6, 1923, or of the agreements enumerated in (B), the United States and Turkey will extend on the basis of reciprocity to agricultural and industrial products originating in or proceeding from one country to the territory of the other for consumption, transit, or reexportation, that treatment accorded the most favored nation.
- The provisions of this agreement do not apply to the treatment which is accorded by the United States of America to the commerce of its dependencies, Cuba, or the Panama Canal Zone, or to the commerce between Turkey and the countries detached from the Ottoman Empire following the War of 1914, nor to the frontier traffic with a State contiguous to Turkey.