861.48 Refugees 67/5: Telegram

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

[Paraphrase]

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.

Grew