467.11/573: Telegram

The Chargé in Turkey (Shaw) to the Secretary of State

10. Department’s mail instruction 93, April 4. While I recognize importance of avoiding discussion on details I do not see how I can possibly avoid some kind of positive answer to question which will at once be asked me concerning nature of claims. Will not Department please telegraph brief descriptive statement which I can use or at least authorize me to state that many of the claims arise from confiscation and requisition? Will Department authorize me to state we would be willing to consider payment of lump sum in installments?