740.0011 European War 1939/2–744: Telegram

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

103. British Embassy has informed the Department of the British decisions respecting the current negotiations with the Turks, as reported in your 196, February 4, 2 p.m., requesting our cooperation to the extent of instructing you to “cool off” in your relations with the Turks for the time being. The President has approved this course, which you are requested to follow.

Please keep Department closely informed of developments.

Sent to Ankara. Repeated to London.8

  1. As telegram 937.