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


1. Department’s 4, January 7, 4 p.m. The assistance of American citizens is appreciated by the Turkish Government, which will grant a delay of 12 months for the evacuation of Russian refugees, with [Page 982]the exception of 30 or 40 who have conducted political propaganda. The Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs asks that this concession not be revealed prior to its official announcement here.