840.51 Frozen Credits/730: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Gunther)

353. Your 617, October 17, 9 p.m.24 and other telegrams on Rumanian blocked funds. The Department is considering recommending the release of dollars to cover preliminary Rumanian obligations to Turkey for cotton importations. Before reaching final decision Department would appreciate your further recommendations after you [Page 786] have consulted the Turkish Ambassador. This subject will also be discussed with the Turkish Ambassador in Washington25 and by MacMurray in Ankara. For your guidance, the Department desires to follow a benevolent course in its dealings with Turkey because of the political situation in the Levant.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Mehmet Münir Ertegün.