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Source: DE/PA-AA/R14086
Embassy register: A53a/1915/3467
Edition: Genocide 1915/16
Embassy/consular serial number: No 1106
Translated by: Vera Draack (Translation sponsored by Zoryan Institute)
Last updated: 03/23/2012

From the Undersecretary of State of the Foreign Office (Zimmermann) to the Ambassador in Constantinople (Wangenheim)

Telegraphic Directive

No 1106
Berlin, 6 June 1915

Answer to Tel. No.1268 [Doc. 1915-05-31-DE-001.].

Dr. Lepsius wishes to journey there, not to apply pressure to the Porte, but rather to bring the Armenians to their senses. If the Porte agrees, he is prepared to go to the provinces and make it clear to the Armenian leaders there that their loyalty towards the Turkish government is a necessity. The journey would have a soothing effect on the Armenians here and seems to us to be unobjectionable, as Lepsius would gladly subordinate himself to your directives. Please telegraph whether You agree.


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