National Affairs: Quite Constitutional

His Excellency Ahmed Moukhtar Bey, first Ambassador of the Turkish Republic to the U. S., arrived in Washington last week and called on Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg.

The Secretary, hospitable, had already put his guest at ease by spiking the recent statement attacking Moukhtar Bey which was made by James Watson Gerard, onetime (1913-17) U. S. Ambassador to Germany (TIME, Dec. 5).

Mr. Gerard had stated that, because the Senate had not ratified the Lausanne Treaty, it is "unconstitutional" for an exchange of Ambassadors to take place between the U. S. and...

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