The Ambassador in Turkey ( Skinner ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 1.]
Sir: I am not sure the matter calls for any special comment but it is a fact that on Page 79 of the American Year Book for 1933, just [Page 960] received from the Department, I find the following statement with regard to Turkey:
“Arrangements were made to admit American goods to a value equivalent to that of Turkish goods exported to America”.
I am not aware of any such formal arrangement and it is certainly not a fact that American goods are shipped to Turkey to balance the value of Turkish goods exported to the United States. The only formal undertaking of this nature of which I possess knowledge is the definite agreement of the Turkish Government to extend to American goods all the advantages enjoyed in this market by the goods of any other country.