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The Minister in Bulgaria (Earle) to the Secretary of State

189. Ganovsky, Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist organization (illegal) informs me that Soboleff asked the King for naval and air bases in Bulgaria. Russia in return offered to force Turkey to give Adrianople and Turkish Thrace to Bulgaria and to exert all possible pressure on Greece to cede Grecian Thrace to the Kavala–Drama line.

Ganovsky says that the King has courteously but firmly refused Russia’s proposals.