811.20 Defense(M)Turkey/927: Telegram

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

319. Department’s 135 February 21, 6 p.m. As reported in my 284 February 18, 1 p.m., I have already made a vigorous protest in writing. In subsequent conversation with the Secretary General of the Foreign Office,12 he informed me that immediately upon receipt of my protest the Foreign Office had given instructions that the movement of chrome for British account be materially increased. Although he gave me no specific assurance of a decrease in the movement of chrome for German account I gained the impression that this will follow.

  1. Cevat Acikalin.