RUSSIA & TURKEY
Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 94, 18 October 1939, Page 10
RUSSIA & TURKEY
CONTRAVENTION OF SECURITY
(By Telegraph—Press Association —Copyright.)
(Received October 18, 2 p.m.)
NEW YORK, October 17.
The Istanbul correspondent of the Associated-Press of America says that the Turkish Prime Minister (Dr. Reyfik Saydam) announced that negotiations with the Soviet had failed because the demands made by the Soviet contravened Turkish security.
(Daventry Broadcast.) LONDON, Tuesday Night. The Turkish Foreign Minister has left Moscow for home. In Ankara, the Prime Minister addressed a meeting of the Government party. The Ankara wireless reports that the Prime Minister said that when the Foreign Minister left Moscow both Governments had already exchanged views on several important points on a Treaty to be concluded. The negotiations which had taken place in Moscow had not, so far, been successful. The reason was that the Soviet had presented completely new proposals.' It had not been possible to reconcile these new proposals, for the basis, as the Soviet knew, had already been laid down by Turkey on the one hand and England and France on the other.
An earlier report stated the development of negotiations between Turkey and Soviet Russia still remained obscure, and the Turkish Minister was expected to leave Moscow without signing a pact. Russian circles say that the Minister's departure does not mean that the talks have broken down, but they have advanced to the end of one stage. It is understood that the Minister is taking Soviet proposals to Ankara for the consideration of the Turkish Cabinet. "