711.673/91: Telegram

The High Commissioner at Constantinople ( Bristol ) to the Secretary of State

67. Your 293, December 13, 1 p.m. Question of treatment of American citizens had already been taken up through Swedish Legation [before receipt of Department’s telegram. Swedish Legation] never received an answer from Turkish Government to its representations, [Page 817] but I have pushed it directly with the Foreign Office and have just received from the latter a memorandum dated January 21st that “Council of Ministers has decided to extend to American citizens the treatment at present applied in judicial matters to British, French, and Italian subjects. Attorneys of the Courts of Appeal have therefore received instructions to drop proceedings against Americans.”