867.014/1–446: Telegram

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

18. Radio Ankara yesterday broadcast in several languages, including English, historical review of present day Soviet Georgia and invited listeners to verify its facts “in any encyclopedia or history book”. Contrasting this review with “fairy tale put out by the Georgian scholars”17 Radio Ankara concluded with statement “Facts remain that country known as Georgia has never counted within its borders even small part of territories which lie behind frontiers of Turkey today”.

Sent Department as 18, repeated to London as 5 and Moscow as 2.

  1. For claim of Georgian professors, see telegram 1604, December 22, 1945, from Ankara, Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. viii, p. 1285, and footnote 6 thereto.