The German Government and the Turkish Republic, inspired
by a desire to place relations between the two countries on a basis
of mutual confidence and sincere friendship, agreed without prejudice
to present obligations of both countries to conclude a treaty.
Germany and Turkey bind themselves mutually to respect
the integrity and inviolability of their territories and will take no
measure that is aimed directly or indirectly against the other contracting
Germany and Turkey bind themselves in the future to
communicate with each other in friendly manner on all questions affecting
their common interests in order to bring about understanding on the
treatment of such questions.
The foregoing treaty will be ratified by articles
of ratification, which shall be exchanged forthwith in Berlin. The treaty
enters into force on the day of signature and is effective from then
onward for a period of ten years.
The parties concluding the treaty will agree at the
proper time regarding the question of extending the treaty.
Drawn up in duplicate in the original, in the German
and Turkish languages, in Ankara on June 18, 1941.
A supplemental note exchanged by the German and
Turkish Governments said:
In connection with the happy conclusion of the German-Turkish
treaty today I have the honor to bring Your Excellency's attention to
the fact that my government is ready, in so far as is at all possible,
to further economic relations between Germany and Turkey, taking into
account the possibilities given by the economic structure of the two
countries and taking as a basis experiences made for the benefit of
both countries by each other during the war. Both governments will enter
forthwith into negotiations in order as far as possible to create a
treaty basis for the carrying out of this agreement.
In connection with the happy conclusion of the treaty
the plenipotentiaries of both sides express the wish that the press
of both countries, as well as the radio on both sides, in their publications
and transmissions will always take account of the spirit of friendship
and mutual confidence that characterizes German-Turkish relations.
[New York Times, June 19, 1941.]