761.67/7–545: Telegram

No. 700
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State


6778. FonOff believes that reports of large increase of Soviet troops in Bulgaria is part of a war of nerves on Turkey, fitting in conveniently with recent infiltration of Russian Military into Rumania and Bulgaria because of necessity of feeding these men and resting them before their return home.

FonOff does not think there will be further Soviet diplomatic maneuvers against Turkey before Big Three meeting.

(Sent to Dept; rptd to Moscow as 2355; to Ankara as 65)