611.6731/191: Telegram

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

5. Under Secretary of National Economy has informed Commercial Attaché that the Turkish Government desires to enter into negotiations for a commercial treaty along the lines of those previously concluded by you.

Commercial Attaché, who had consulted with me in anticipation of such a suggestion, assured him that any Turkish proposal would receive your sympathetic consideration. I beg to request such instructions as you may have to give me with a view to the formal proposal which the Turkish Foreign Office will probably present to me in the near future.