467.11/590: Telegram

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


5. Your 17, May 22, 3 p.m. Department could at best send only a partial list of claims, as they have not all been developed and evidence is being received daily. Even such a partial list could not be made available to you before July 1, and its preparation would necessitate suspension of urgent work of preparing claims for consideration by committee.

In view of the above situation and of the fact that, as the Department understands, the vacation season in Ankara will begin the middle of June and but little would likely be accomplished during that season looking to lump sum settlement, the Department considers it preferable to concentrate its efforts on the preparation of the claims and to postpone discussions of lump sum until the committee, of which it is expected that you will be a member, meets in August.8

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  1. First meeting of the Claims Committee was held on August 15, 1933, at Istanbul.