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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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Great Britain and Italy on the 10th September 1914,6 is still main-
tained in its entirety. Further, in order not to increase injuries
inflicted upon their subjects for which reparation will be demanded
at proper time, and while making reservations as to conditions of
judicial regime which the Entente may deem desirable to establish
in Turkey, the three High Commissioners have demanded that Turk-
ish Government give urgent and explicit instructions that all meas-
ures which originated in the laws and regulations and decrees subse-
quent to capitulations since 1914 shall begin [cease] to apply to
subjects of Entente on 30th of January. Three High Commissioners
demanded that Turkish Government give similar orders [as] to
subjects of Belgium, Greece, Montenegro, Roumania and Servia.
In view of these facts and for reasons above cited it is recom-
mended, in which recommendation Admiral Bristol concurs, that a
similar note referring to the protest of our Ambassador of Sep-
tember 18th, 1915 [1914],6 be addressed to the Turkish Government,
to be presented by Swiss [Swedish] Legation.
HECK
71.1.673/85: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden (Mo7ris)7
WASHINGTON, March 20, 1919,5 p.M.
1569. Please request Swedish Government instruct Royal Lega-
tion at Constantinople to communicate following to Turkish Govern-
ment: "United States Government has been informed of recent
action which Allied High Commissioners have taken with the
Turkish Government concerning Capitulations. United States
Government desires it to be understood that it fully concurs in the
action taken by the Entente High Commissioners, in order to put
an end to the illegal interference of the Turkish Government in
the application of the Capitulations."
POLK
711.673/88: Telegram
The Consul General at Smyrna (Horton) to the Secretary of State
SMYRNA, November 7, 1919, 6 p.m.
[Received November 9, 7.46 a.m.]
Under date of May 28, 1919, Turkish Minister of Justice issued
instructions to attorney generals in the provinces that the trial of all
5 See Foreign Relations, 1914, pp. 1091-1093.
' See instruction to the Ambassador in Turkey, Sept. 16, 1914, ibid., p.
1093.
7 Substance transmitted on the same date, in telegram No. 50, to the Com-
missioner at Constantinople, with instructions to notify Allied High Commis-
sioners.
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