711.679 Residence and Establishment/54: Telegram

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


16. Department’s No. 7, November 26, 6 p.m. Yesterday afternoon I saw the Prime Minister to whom I made the declaration which the Department had authorized. Ismet Pasha appeared pleased; and he remarked that the difference between the American and Turkish treaty delegations appeared to be largely a matter of form, which he hoped might be straightened out when the time was more propitious. In the meantime, he assumed, Turkish nationals in the United States could continue receiving most-favored-nation treatment, while Americans in Turkey, he assured me, would continue receiving the same treatment. Ismet Pasha felt relations between Turkey and the United States could continue upon the same satisfactory basis as they had prior to beginning our recent negotiations.

This interview, I believe, will have served in overcoming any temporary irritation which the adjournment of negotiations may have created.