The New York Times7 September 1914

GREAT BRITAIN PLEASED WITH AMERICAN WARSHIPS IN TURKEY

The intimation from Great Britain that she would be pleased to see American warships in Turkish ports is in line with what France informed the United States two weeks ago. Both nations have stated that in view of the appeal that has been made to the Mohammedans they feared a general uprising against Christians. On account of the delicacy of their position they feared to send warships for the care of Christians lest the move be misinterpreted as a generally hostile measure towards Turkey.

England, France and Russia have reiterated that they wished to do nothing which might aggravate Turkey to abandon her position of neutrality. All three nations, therefore, are now looking to the United States to protect their subjects in case the expected Mohammedan uprising occurs.



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