The Ambassador in Turkey (Skinner) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9:26 p.m.]
1. Department’s 12, January 20, 2 p.m.17 Foreign Minister today expressed wish to submit counter-proposal for a protocol, final form to be through exchange of letters provided his legal advisers agree. He thinks all dossiers should be submitted as soon as possible whereupon, after segregation of cases upon which arbitration is necessary, judgments can be obtained expeditiously. He furthermore suggests that after all claims have been submitted for examination it is possible that a better lump sum offer can be made than the one previously submitted.
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