No. 311
Editorial Note

During the course of the next several months, the Greek-Turkish-Yugoslav rapprochement continued, taking the form of visits by military and political representatives from one capital to one or both of the others. From September 5 to 13, a Yugoslav military delegation under General Yaksich visited Athens, then proceeded to Ankara for a 3-day visit on September 24. A Greek military delegation under the leadership of General Ioannou returned the visit to Belgrade November 23–30. A Turkish military delegation under Lieutenant General Tunabloglu visited Belgrade for a few days beginning on December 20. On December 27, a Yugoslav military delegation held discussions in Athens with members of the Greek military (see Document 314). Turkish Foreign Minister Köprülü visited Belgrade for 5 days beginning on January 20, at the end of which a communiqué, transmitted in telegram 1043 from Belgrade, January 26, was issued. (782.13/1–2653) From Belgrade, Köprülü traveled to Athens where he held conversations with Stephanopoulos and Papagos from January 26 to 30. The text of the communiqué issued at the end of this visit was transmitted in telegram 2301 from Athens, January 30. (782.13/1–3053) Stephanopoulos then departed for Belgrade, where he held conversations with Yugoslav officials February 3–7, at the end of which a communiqué, transmitted in telegram 1133 from Belgrade, February 9, was issued. (668.811/2–953) As a result of these bilateral meetings on both military and political levels, a tripartite military conference took place in Ankara February 17–20, and a political conference of the three Foreign Ministers convened in Athens on February 20. The latter conference produced a draft of a Treaty of Friendship which was initialed on February 26 and signed in Ankara on February 28 (see Document 328).