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Remarks of Welcome to President Bayar of Turkey

January 27, 1954

President and Madame Bayar:

It is a great privilege to speak for the American people and the Nation's Government in bidding you welcome here to the Capital.

On the personal side, Mrs. Eisenhower and I are very proud to have you, the Head of the great and friendly State of Turkey, as guests at the White House.

Note: The President greeted President Celal Bayar and Mme. Bayar on the North Portico of the White House at 5:00 p.m. A translation of President Bayar's reply follows:

I can hardly express the emotions that I feel at the warm acclaim that I have received ever since I have set foot on American soil.

I was very happy to accept the very kind invitation of that great soldier and statesman, your President Eisenhower, and of Mrs. Eisenhower. I am very proud to convey to them and to the American people the warm affection and the greetings of my Nation.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Remarks of Welcome to President Bayar of Turkey Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/232460

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