811.20 Defense (M) Turkey/677: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

4512. Department’s 3411, May 2936 and Embassy’s 4480 July 9. Department’s proposed list of commodities for joint preemptive purchase in Turkey has been discussed with the British with a view to reconciling differences. Some agreement has been reached where divergence results primarily from difference in definition or terms of reference. The Embassy has not undertaken to commit our Government on any of the commodities or their priority rating but has acted in a merely consultative capacity. The lists were discussed in the light of Turkey’s allocations to Germany under the Clodius Agreement the text of which is now available.

[Here follows British proposal for a compromise list of commodities and discussion of various items on the list.]

  1. Not printed, but see footnote 33, p. 1137.