367.1164/101: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey (Grew)


93. Embassy’s telegram No. 101, November 5, noon. You should not make any formal issue regarding the opening of schools in Anatolia or discuss the question with the Turks from the viewpoint of principle or in general. There is, however, no objection to your using informally with the Turks any arguments, juridical as well as practical, which recommend themselves to you, in support of the reopening of one or more particular schools. In this connection you would, of course, make the appropriate reference to the notes exchanged on February 17, 1927, Ismet Pasha’s letter on institutions, and the second of the three points contained in Lausanne subcommittee report, May 18, 1923.50 (See the French edition of the Allied Conference Minutes, 2nd series, I, p. 108, and procès-verbal of signature of the American-Turkish treaty.51)

  1. Foreign Relations, 1923, vol. ii, p. 1148.
  2. See minutes of the meeting held at Lausanne, August 6, 1923, ibid., p. 1144.