867.51/11–846: Telegram

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

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1174. Prime Minister46 spoke to me yesterday with great earnestness regarding desire obtain additional Eximbank credit. He said [Page 916]25,000,000 already granted entirely earmarked essential purposes and number other projects vital to Turkish economy require additional funds, such as communications, transport needs, agricultural and mineral development. He hopes very much we can help and said additional credit at present time would be great material and moral assistance to Turkish Govt and people.

Wilson
  1. Recep Peker formed a new Turkish Government on August 7.