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With regard to ability of Turk Government to move chrome in question we believe that transportation facilities now in prospect are adequate to transport this amount of chrome. Status of transportation facilities now being arranged to remove chrome from Fethiye and Marmara ports to accessible ports is as follows:
With regard to three ships promised by Turkish Government (Embassy's 429, November 14 53), one ship of 3400 tons will commence loading at Fethiye within few days, a second ship has been allocated and is on point of being designated, and the third ship is to be allocated and designated shortly. Furthermore Turks have agreed to allocate 10 to 15 cars a day from November 25 to transport chrome by rail from mines in Marmara area to Mersin. In addition Ukcom Corp is chartering small sailing and motor boats up to 150 tons to take chrome from Marmara ports and Fethiye. Four have already been chartered and it is hoped to secure more. These transportation facilities are considered adequate to take care of chrome at Marmara ports and Fethiye. With regard to movement of chrome ore from Guleman mine to Mersin during 1942 we believe that Turks have sufficient cars to transport from mine the existing stocks there and amount estimated to be produced in 1942.
It is my opinion after consultation with my British colleague that between now and April 1942 assuming maximum cooperation of Turk Government not less than 100,000 tons can be made available at Mersin and Alexandretta. A more precise estimate is not possible at this time. I assume that mention in your telegram of Marmara ports and Fethiye as places where chrome is to be made available was made by inadvertence inasmuch as arrangements under contemplation are designed to remove as soon as possible all chrome from these ports to Mersin or Alexandretta.
(2) Referring to second paragraph Embassy's 428, November 14,53 agreement has now been reached between British Embassy and Turkish Government with regard to chrome purchase contract for 1942, signature of which is awaiting London's approval. In draft contract Turkish Government undertakes to sell to the British Government all stocks of chrome existing at end of 1941 which have not been taken over by British and all chrome produced between January 1, 1942, and January 8, 1943. Consequently there will be no Turkish chrome above ground on January 8, 1943, which can be sold to Germany. Basic price is 140 shillings per ton with increase of 4 shillings for each unit over 48 percent and reduction of 3 shillings for each unit under that figure. It is provided that British-owned chrome which has not been actually delivered prior to January 8, 1943, will
have no priority with regard to transportation after that date. Turks insisted on this provision in order that. there would be no interference with delivery to Germany of the 45,000 tons of chrome which they had promised to supply in period from January 15 to March 31, 1943. Repeated to London.
811.20 Defense(M)/4034 : Telegram
The Chargé in Turkey (Kelley) to the Secretary of State
ANKARA, December 26, 1941–6 p.m.
[Received December 27—12:40 p. m.] 505. My 434 , November 28, 6 p. m. Chrome purchase contract referred to in part 2 was signed on December 23, without any major change.
With regard to movement of chrome from Fethiye to Mersin Embassy is informed that one ship of 3,400 tons has already left former port and that a second ship of same tonnage is now ready to leave. Embassy understands that third ship allocated is being temporarily used by British to transport urgently needed emery. Repeated to London.
Abdul Ilah (Abd ul-Ilah), 487, 491-492, | American Presbyterian Mission, 381–
225, 365; Lend-Lease Agreement Amery, Djevad, 357, 359, 368, 395, 400,
sions regarding, 194–196, 200-201 Archaeological concessions. See under
Syria and Lebanon.
Argentina, 10, 18, 33, 35
263; draft treaty text, 261-263 Atherton, Ray, 210-211, 433–434
Allied governments, Sept. 24, 109–
pretation of art. III with regard to
areas under British rule, 181–182,
Attlee, Clement R., 295–296
Auchinleck, Gen. Claude, 283, 296, 298
sion of Australia among countries
883–884; archaeological concession interest in a possible defensive alli-
640-641, 650–651, 653-654, 656-657 Baker, Maj. Joseph K., 397
Barclay, R. E., 795–797, 801-802, 812-
Baroody, Fakhri el-, 701
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