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Coll 28/57 ‘Persia. Perso-Turkish relations; Treaty of Friendship & Security’ [‎76r] (151/157)

The record is made up of 1 file (77 folios). It was created in 10 Dec 1932-21 Oct 1940. It was written in English and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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I HAVE the honour to report that in the course of an interview with the
Minister for Foreign Affairs this afternoon, his Excellency gave me a breif
summary of the discussions which he intended to open with Feroughi Khan as
soon as the festivities with which his Highness’s visit is at present being
celebrated have come to an end. I gather both from, the Minister for
Foreign Affairs and from Feroughi Khan himself that the business to be
transacted amounts to very little, and is more designed to provide some pabulum
for public opinion in both countries than to fulfil any urgent political need.
2. The Treaty of Friendship and Security of the 22nd April, 1926, will
be renewed, though, if I understood Tevfik Ru§tu rightly, article 1, recording
inviolable peace and lasting friendship, will be taken out and recorded in a fresh
and perpetual treaty. The two statesmen will also make a general survey of the
relations of Persia with all her neighbours, especially with Russia, where
Turkey’s close friendship with Moscow may prove useful to Persia. The
Minister for Foreign Affairs was possibly too polite to say so, but I have no
doubt that he will be very fully informed of Mr. Hoare’s negotiations with the
Persian Government. I might note in this connexion that Feroughi Khan, though
as friendly and amiable as in the days when he was my colleague here, steered
our conversation hastily into another direction whenever it looked like touching
on the present relations between Great Britain and Persia.
3. Tevfik Rii^tii Bey further said that an extradition treaty might possibly
also be negotiated.
4. I have dealt in another despatch with the most important question to
be discussed by Tevfik Ru§tu Bey and Feroughi Khan, namely, the relations
between Turkey, Persia and Iraq.
5. I have sent a copy of this despatch to His Majesty’s Minister at Tehran.
Section 2.
[E 6029/33/34]
No. 1.
Sir G, Clerk to Sir John Simon.—{Received November 18.)
(No. 352.)
Angora, October 31, 1932.
I have, &c.
[635 s—2]

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Correspondence and papers concerning relations between Persia [Iran] and Turkey. Subjects covered include: the signing of treaties of friendship and neutrality between the two nations in 1932; the proposed visit of the Shah of Persia [Reza Shah Pahlavi] to Angora [Ankara] in 1934; the visit of a Turkish delegation to Persia in 1936, for talks on a number of issues including security, frontiers, judicial assistance, extradition, commerce and customs; newspaper cuttings from Le Journal de Tehran , dated 1937, reproducing a number of treaties, conventions and agreements between the Governments of Persia and Turkey, for ratification in the Persian parliament (ff 22-38); the rectification of the Perso-Turkish frontier, including a report by J P G Finch (with map) entitled ‘Turco-Iranian Frontier: Rectifications of January, 1932, and May, 1937, in the area of Marbishu [Mārmīshū]’ (ff 9-15).

The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Tehran, Reginald Hervey Hoare, Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hugessen, and Horace James Seymour; HM’s Ambassador to Turkey, George Russell Clerk and Percy Lyham Loraine. The file contains a number of items written in French, being copies of treaties and communiqués exchanged between the Governments of Turkey and Persia.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (77 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 78; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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