The Turkish Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Menemencioglu ) to the American Chargé in Turkey ( Kelley )24


Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of September 23 last by which you were kind enough to inform me of the decision of the Government of the United States of America to reduce to $899,338.09 the amount of $1,300,000 (claims of American citizens), which latter sum the Turkish Government undertook to pay under the Agreement of October 25, 1934, and in accordance with which it has already made two payments totaling $200,000.

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The Government of the Republic is highly appreciative of the impartial sentiments which guided the commission during the course of its deliberations. It desires at the same time to offer its most sincere thanks to the Government of the United States for the friendly and spontaneous gesture with which it made known the conclusions of the commission of review, which have been considered as an affirmation of sympathy toward the Government of the Republic.

Requesting you to bring the foregoing to the knowledge of your Government, I beg [etc.]

N. Menemencioglu
  1. Transmitted to the Department by the Chargé in his despatch No. 377, October 18; received November 2.