711.672/580.583

The American High Commissioner (Bristol) to the Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs (Tewfik Rouschdy)34

[Translation35]

Excellency: I have the honor to make the following statement of the agreement which has resulted from the conversations that have been held at Angora on behalf of the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Turkey with reference to [Page 798]the treatment which shall be accorded to the commerce of Turkey by the United States of America and to the commerce of the United States of America by Turkey.

Pending the coming into effect of the commercial convention referred to in subparagraph (a) of paragraph (2), of the notes exchanged today concerning the relations between the United States of America and Turkey, or the coming into effect of the Turkish-American treaty signed at Lausanne August 6, 1923, the statics quo resulting from the exchange of notes of July 20, 1926, regarding commercial relations between the United States of America and Turkey, shall be preserved for a period of one year, dating from February 20, 1927. At the expiration of this period the status quo shall automatically continue for a further term of three months, unless in the meantime the provisions of this note shall have been modified by mutual agreement; or unless either of the two contracting parties shall have asked for a revision of its provisions.

I should be glad to have your confirmation of the accord thus reached.

Accept [etc.]

Mark L. Bristol
  1. A copy of the French text of this note was transmitted to the Department by the High Commissioner in his despatch No. 2176, Feb. 18; received Apr. 1. The translation was transmitted in despatch No. 2186, Feb. 27; received Mar. 17.
  2. File translation revised.