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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Turkey,   pp. 810-889 PDF (28.6 MB)


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TURKEY
APPOINTMENT OF AN AMERICAN COMMISSIONER, NOVEMBER 30,
1918-REOPENING OF CONSULATES-APPOINTMENT OF A HIGH
COMMISSIONER, AUGUST 12,1919
123H35/52a: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Mirister in Switzerland (Stovall)
WASHINGTON, November 30, 1918, 3 p.m.
3435. For Lewis Heck
You are instructed to return at once to Constantinople, with rank
of Commissioner, and keep Department and Embassy Paris informed
on conditions. Diplomatic affairs United States will remain in
hands Swedish Legation.
LANSING
123H35/57c
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy (Daniels)
WASHINGTON, December 27, 1918.
SIR: In confirmation of a communication by telephone of Decem-
ber 12th, I have the honor to inform you that diplomatic relations
between the United States and Turkey will not be renewed at pres-
ent. Lewis Heck, Esquire, the Turkish Secretary of the American
Embassy at Constantinople, however, has been instructed to return
immediately to Constantinople, with rank of Commissioner.
The Department of State endorses the view expressed in Admiral
Benson's recent telegram 1 that a station ship should be maintained
at Constantinople and that a naval officer of rank should be sent
there.
I have [etc.]                             FRANK L. POLK
123H35/60a: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Constantinople
(Heck)
WASHINGTON, January 21, 1919, 7 p.m.
2. In instructing you to return to Constantinople in capacity of
Commissioner, Department merely desired to have official repre-
Not found in Department files.
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