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Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Menderes of Turkey Concerning the President's Forthcoming Visit to Ankara.

November 17, 1959

[ Released November 17, 1959. Dated November 16, 1959 ]

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

It was kind of you to write about my forthcoming visit to Turkey.

I am happy to have this opportunity to pay my respects to the people and Government of Turkey.

I look forward to meeting you again and having another talk as we did on the occasion of your recent visit to the United States.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: The message from Prime Minister Menderes follows:

My dear Mr. President:

It is with deep satisfaction that I have learned that you will give us the great honor of welcoming you to Turkey on December sixth.

This will be a great privilege for me, and the members of my Government. May I at the same time express to you, once more, how sincerely we appreciate your tireless endeavours to strengthen the solidarity among the free nations, for the achievement of peace and security throughout the world.

Looking forward to meeting you soon, I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, my dear Mr. President, the expression of my highest consideration.

ADNAN MENDERES

The messages were released at Augusta, Ga.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Menderes of Turkey Concerning the President's Forthcoming Visit to Ankara. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234584

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