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

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499. Embassy’s telegram 489, May 1.30 I presented proposed Lend-Lease settlement31 to Foreign Minister this morning. We went over question in some detail. Saka said he fully shared desire reach settlement soon as possible and hoped to set an example so far as Turkey [Page 905]is concerned. He said proposal would be studied immediately by government experts.

I expect see Prime Minister32 and Minister Finance shortly regarding this matter.

Wilson
  1. Not printed.
  2. Since March 29, the Department had been in communication with the Embassy in Turkey on this subject; details not printed.
  3. Sükrü Saraçoğlu.