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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

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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 [454], 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.



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Abdul Ilah (Abd ul-Ilah), 487, 491-492, | American Presbyterian Mission, 381–
493, 495, 498, 511

Acheson, Dean, 103-107, 114-118, 223– American Red Cross, 351, 604, 608

225, 365; Lend-Lease Agreement Amery, Djevad, 357, 359, 368, 395, 400,
between United States and United 402, 405, 408, 411, 423, 436
Kingdom, negotiations for, 6–7, 10- Amery, Leopold S., 182–183, 183–184
13, 37-45 passim, 51; treaty of com- Anderson, Sir John, 9, 16
merce and navigation between Aosta, Duke of, 346, 350
United States and India, discus- Aranha, Oswaldo, 149

sions regarding, 194–196, 200-201 Archaeological concessions. See under
Afghanistan, 255–263

Syria and Lebanon.
Iraqi-Afghan relations, 508

Argentina, 10, 18, 33, 35
U. S.-Afghan treaty discussions, 255- | Arnold, Maj. Gen. H. H., 280

263; draft treaty text, 261-263 Atherton, Ray, 210-211, 433–434
U. S. Legation at Kabul, question of Atlantic Charter, Aug. 14: Adherence of
opening, 256, 259, 260

Allied governments, Sept. 24, 109–
Aiken, Frank, 219, 221–227 passim, 231, 110; art. IV, cited, 38, 39; inter-
233, 234, 242

pretation of art. III with regard to
Aktay, Ali Haydar, 428, 816n

areas under British rule, 181–182,
Algeciras Conference (1906), 592, 593, 183, 184–185, 186

Attlee, Clement R., 295–296
Ali Mohammad Khan, 260

Auchinleck, Gen. Claude, 283, 296, 298
Allen, George V., 664-665, 795–797, 801- Australia : President Roosevelt's inclu-
802, 918-921, 928–929

sion of Australia among countries
Alling, Paul H., 176n, 199, 200, 601-602, eligible for lend-lease aid, 316;

883–884; archaeological concession interest in a possible defensive alli-
in Syria of Oriental Institute, ques- ance in the Far East, 178–181;
tion of cancellation, 662-663, 664- trade a greement with United
665; Iranian situation, discussion States, discussions regarding possi-
regarding, 364-365, 374-376, 377, bility of, 114-118, 121-123, 125–126,
385; lend-lease aid to Turkey, 902– 127
903, 918-921; proclamation of | Ayoubi, Ali Jawdat al-, 511
Syrian independence and question Azem, Khaled al-, 695
of U. S. recognition of new regime, Azer, Anis, 303, 310–311
795–797, 812–813; Saudi Arabian
situation and U. S. financial and Bacon, Esther Eleanor, 210
technical assistance, conversations Bailey, Adm., 66
regarding, 629–632, 633–635, 638, Bajpai, Sir Girja Shankar, 172, 174, 176

640-641, 650–651, 653-654, 656-657 Baker, Maj. Joseph K., 397
American Baptist Foreign Mission Soci- Barclay, Edwin, 534–544 passim, 549
ety, 201-202, 204

Barclay, R. E., 795–797, 801-802, 812-
American Lutheran Missionary Socie- 813
ties, 212, 213

Baroody, Fakhri el-, 701
American Palestine Committee, 596, 601 | Beale, Sir Louis, 918–921, 931-932

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the Secretary's or Acting Secretary's personal interest; (2) the name of an
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