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(1919)

Turkey,   pp. 810-889 PDF (28.6 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME II
600.119/2201: Telegram
The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of State
PARIS) February 13, 1919, noon.
[Received 11.50 p.m.]
7188. [For] War Trade Board:
" Number 930. Referring Embassy 7119 of February 8th, 11 p.m.,
our number 906. Supreme Economic Council, to whom the authority
has been delegated by the Supreme War Council covering question
this character, has approved the abolition of trade restrictions with
Bulgaria, Turkey, Asia Minor, and ports of the Black Sea, as set
forth our cable referied to and you may be accordingly guided.
Publication of this abolition of trade restrictions will be made by
the Associated Governments on February 15. McCormick."
SHARP
600.119/2201: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Sharp)
WASHINGTON, February 20, 1919, 6 p.m.
7475. For McFadden.
No. 807. McCormick. Embassy's 7188, February 13, noon, your
930; and Embassy's 7185, your 928, February 13, noon,3 we have
announced reopening of trade with Bulgaria, Turkey in Europe, and
the territory embraced within the Turkish Empire in Asia as con-
stituted on August 1st, 1914, together with opening of all ports on
the Black Sea.4  We assume this corresponds with action taken
abroad.
POLK
TERMINATION OF COURT ACTIONS CONFLICTING WITH THE
CAPITULATIONS
711.673/81: Telegram
The Commissioner at Constantinople (Heck) to the Acting Secretary
of State
CONSTANTINOPLE, February 8, 1919, 4 p.m.
[Received February 10, 1.19 a.m.]
53. On the 19th January 1919, High Commissioners of three
Allied Powers informed Turkish Government that the abrogation of
capitulations was illegal; further that the point of view taken on
this subject in an identic note from the Ambassador[s] of France,
3Latter not printed.
4Official Bulletin, Washington, Feb. 17, 1919 (vol. 3, No. 540), p. 1.
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