611.6731/542: Telegram

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

27. Your No. 18, March 31, 6 p.m.22

Trade agreement was signed at noon today. Publicity arrangements have been made in accordance with your third paragraph. Textual details are given in separate telegram.
I take occasion to record warmest appreciation of patience and ability of Kelley and Gillespie in bringing to a successful conclusion these negotiations extending over almost a year.

[For text of reciprocal trade agreement and supplementary notes, signed at Ankara, April 1, 1939, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 163, or 54 Stat. 1870.]

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